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Automotive designer Stefano Airoldi recently decided to imagine what a single seat sports car from Mazda could look like, aimed at rivaling cars like the Ariel Atom, Caterham Seven and BAC Mono.

Compared to an MX-5, the so-called Mazda FRX is significantly shorter, lower and utilizes both a carbon fiber honeycomb tub and a mid-mounted 3-rotor engine. 

Keeping with the MX-5’s lightweight ethos, the car has carbon fiber strewn across the exterior including on the engine cover, front splitter/bumper, rear fascia and diffuser. Like the BAC Mono, the driver sits right in the center of the action. What’s more, the FRX even has aerodynamic flaps at the front and rear, just like the Pagani Huayra.

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