Mazda's New Museum Hiding Some Precious Gems

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Icons such as the 787B Le Mans racer are on display.

Apart from the MX-5 Miata, Mazda's lineup is awash with competent SUVs and crossovers. That wasn't always the case, though. The manufacturer knows how to build an exciting car; in the past two decades, the Japanese brand has blessed us with the RX-8, MazdaSpeed6, and several other gems.

But there's so much more to the brand than its more contemporary offerings. Keen to show off its rich and varied history, Mazda has just completed renovations at its museum, which showcases a host of historic vehicles and company exhibits. Located within the Hiroshima headquarters, there's plenty to see for Mazda fans and curious car lovers alike.

Mazda doesn't detail what's on display but, based on the images below, there are some truly special motorcars to gawk at. The legendary, Renown-liveried Mazda 787B was the first Japanese car to win Le Mans and is just as breathtaking to look at now as it was back then.

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Elsewhere in the museum, the beautiful Mazda Cosmo (also known as the 110S) can be found, surrounded by a bevy of other iconic Mazda models, including the NA Miata and the second-gen RX-7. The redesigned museum is due to be opened on the 23rd of May, with Mazda promising a truly special experience for customers. What's more, the brand is hoping to strengthen the museum's role as a base of communications.

Those who would love to visit the display but don't quite have the budget to fly over to Japan will be pleased to know that Mazda has launched an online museum, allowing you to still take in the exhibit, albeit digitally. It would be great to go in person, though. The carmaker has gone to great lengths to make it a truly immersive experience, with a styling theme mirroring the brand's current design language.

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What's more, each of the museum's 10 exhibit areas has unique decor and lighting to match the respective theme. Visitors will also be able to go on factory tours, where they'll get to see vehicles being manufactured in real-time. A redesigned museum isn't the only big change happening over at Mazda; the highly anticipated CX-60 has recently started production, signaling a new era for the brand.

Mazda is hoping to tackle the premium segment with a bevy of upmarket SUVs and, although the CX-60 won't be making it to the United States, we can expect the CX-70 and CX-90 to arrive in the coming months. With rear-wheel drive and available six-cylinder powertrains, the brand is promising big things. Hopefully, being surrounded by past icons, Mazda will be inspired to recapture legends such as the RX-7 and Cosmo for the electrified future.

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