Autozam AZ-1 was a production version of a micro-coupe exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show 1989 as a reference model. Due to its bold, ground-hugging style, gull-wing doors and plastic body panels, the AZ-1 had enough radical features to be talked about. Mazda adopted a midship layout where the 660cc turbo engine was placed behind the driver’s seat. Designed with low center of gravity and extensive weight reduction, the car delivered amazingly wonderful driving dynamics. Direct and sharp steering that made the car feel like a racing cart was another memorable characteristic of the AZ-1.
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Whenever I drive from Hiroshima to Okayama to visit my grandparents, the R360 Coupe had always been my partner on the road.
For a long time, my dream was to buy and drive the Porter Van. Meeting with other fans and owners to celebrate the 50th anniversary is a wonderful memory that I will never forget.
Since I discovered the CX-8, I began to deeply appreciate Mazda’s manufacturing philosophy.
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