Mazda Autozam AZ-1 Kei Car for Sale
While not as elegant as the Mazda NM Concept, the Autozam AZ-1 Kei car is just as interesting. This particular vehicle is from 1992 and was imported to the US from Japan, finished in red over black paint as well as upholstery. Aside from the gullwing doors, it’s powered by a rear-mounted turbocharged 657cc DOHC engine making 63 hp and 63 lb-ft of torque, mated to a five speed manual transmission.

1989 Mazda RX-7 Ferrari F40 Knockoff Replica
Typically, auto enthusiasts prefer using Pontiac Fieros for their replica builds, but this one from Japan decided to transform a 1989 Mazda RX-7 into a strange Ferrari F40 knockoff. Power comes from a turbocharged 13B-T twin-rotor engine making 182 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, which enables it to hit 60 mph in 6.5-seconds. In other words, this knockoff won’t be fooling anyone on the road, even if they don’t know much about cars.

Mazda Suitcase Car 1991
At first glance, this Mazda suitcase car from 1991 appears to be a normal Samsonite that you’d see at an airport or department store, but it’s actually powered by a 33.6cc, 1.7hp two-stroke engine. There’s also handlebars and 4″-6″ diameter tires sourced from a pocket bike wrapped around wheels that could be slotted to the outside of the case, while the front wheel pops through a removable hatch.

1991 Mazda Suitcase Car
It’s true, Mazda actually made a ‘suitcase car’ in 1991. This is essentially a fully-functional car built into a piece of luggage and designed specifically for the company’s ‘Fantasyard’ event, an inter-departmental contest to see which group of employees could come up with the most innovative and creative solution to producing a ‘moving machine’. During the early 1990s, Mazda had already successfully reinvented the roadster with the MX-5 Miata and won Le Mans with the rotary-powered 787B racer, so it was the perfect time to build a car into a suitcase. Read more for a video of it in-action, additional pictures and information.

Hoonicorn vs RX-7
Ken Block’s insane Hoonicorn is an all-wheel-drive drift machine powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 generating 1,400hp based on a 1965 Ford Mustang. The beast runs on methanol fuel, which helps the engine run quite a bit cooler than petrol. Rob Dahm’s four-rotor, all-wheel-drive Mazda RX-7 is definitely no slouch either. It has a tube frame chassis, a billet four-rotor engine generating 1,240hp, mated to a sequential transmission.