Mazda Taiki | Sustainable Zoom-Zoom

mazda taiki 04 Mazda Taiki | Sustainable Zoom Zoom

Mazda unveiled its Taiki concept at Tokyo this month and for those in the “G”, it’s nothing to write home about. This car might have looked cool 10 years ago, but it really just looks like an ‘80s model Corvette with less back end and covered rear wheels. Aerodynamics is important, but what’s under the hood?

The Taiki boasts the latest version of the Renesis 2 rotary engine that has possible hybrid capability. The Taiki lives up to its name – “taiki” means flow of the atmosphere – and the car screams “flow,” but Mazda focused on ergonomics rather than eco-nomics. And Taiki is being dubbed the parent to a new line of sports cars in the RX theme. With cars like the Aptera out there pushing 300 mpg, the Taiki is going to take a backseat.

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Ethanol Burning Super Car, The 840 Horsepower Spano GTA

gta super car 01 Ethanol Burning Super Car, The 840 Horsepower Spano GTA

I ride a bike, so I won’t be getting behind the wheel of this GTA Spano super car anytime soon. Not that I could afford it anyways. It’s a whopping $670,000, which is exactly $640,000 beyond my budget. But I am sure the guys over on the show Top Gear, will just eat this thing up. It looks mean and powerful.

The massive 8.4L V10 engine from the Dodge Viper has never been short on power. This undeniable fact hasn’t stopped enterprising souls from tweaking the powerplant to offer even more, however, and past efforts have focused on doing so through the use of ethanol in lieu of gasoline. That route is now being taken by upstart Spanish automaker GTA.

gta super car 04 Ethanol Burning Super Car, The 840 Horsepower Spano GTA

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