Mazda Ryuga Concept Car Unveiled at the 2007 Naias

By: Correy Putton

Mazda Ryuga concept has awed its audience at this year's North American International Auto Show. One of the most stunning concept cars presented, photographers and reporters just can't seem to get enough of it.

The Ryuga is actually Mazda's second concept car and part of the three series of concept cars that Mazda plans to present at this year's auto show season. The Nagare concept which made its worldwide debut in LA was the first concept car and now followed by the Ryuga which has been unveiled recently at the NAIAS. The third concept car of Mazda is scheduled in March and will be unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show.

The difference between the Nagare and the Ryuga is the fact that the Ryuga concept is more developed compared to the Nagare which was purely an exterior design study with no powertrain or interior.

The Ryuga also expands the "emotion of motion" concept that was previously applied for the Nagare. The sweeping lines found on the doors of the Ryuga concept were inspired by the raked pebbles in a dry Japanese garden. The wheels together with the spokes that twist near the hub give the impression of the car's powerful torque ability. The color of the Ryuga just like the rest of its features has a meaning---it means flowing lava and is reflected by the varying tones and hue that changes from yellow to blue to red depending on the light that strikes it.

The exterior of the Ryuga is considered like a work of art just like its interior. The concept car is loaded with amazing that has long been the mark of all Mazda cars. The audience was left drooling with features like the dash which is adorned by expanses of black leather punctuated with the stark contrast of silver metal, as well as the vehicle's floating, blue-lit gauge pod and open-up steering wheel and a console that pierces the center tunnel.

The Ryuga concept is a sports car that can seat four people with the addition of a wide, comfy bench seat located at the back of the car. This concept car is equipped with two lifting giant gull-wing doors hold in place by very strong struts to keep the doors from crashing down.

Mazda has all the reasons to celebrate since the Ryuga is a major hit during the North American International Auto Show.

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