Also debuted at the Easter Jeep Safari was the Jeep Wrangler Trailcat. The Baja-inspired Trailcat has a lot of attributes that you’d expect from a Ford Raptor. The oversized tires are reminiscent of what Jeep owners are doing to their vehicles. Jeep designers incorporated bright green and dark black into the paint job, with corresponding rims.
The Trailcat is a prime example of what a high-performance Wrangler could and should be. Jeep has teased a few performance-oriented versions of the standard Wrangler although none have come to fruition yet. We’re still not sure if the Trailcat is going to see the light of day but it should be cool if it ever does.
The last Mazda sports car was the RX-8, and it was quite a unique offering. Unfortunately what drivers have yearned for is a new RX-7 sports car. Mazda unveiled the RX-Vision as a glimpse into what the future will hold for a Mazda-powered sports car. The smooth lines and elongated hood made for an interesting and beautiful concept car.
There was a lot to like about the RX-Vision, but the design was a far cry from the RX-7. Drivers were left wondering what else Mazda had in store for them. No new talk has surfaced about the RX-Vision or the next generation of the RX-7 sports car. We have to wonder if Mazda will ever get into the sports car segment again.
The Honda S2000 was not a popular sports car by any stretch of the imagination, but it still garnered a loyal following. After the S2000 was discontinued, Honda had moved onto designing other types of performance vehicles such as the NSX. The Honda Sports EV was unveiled as the first all-electric style sports car under the Honda banner.
From a design standpoint, the Sports EV looks like a classic-style roadster, which is what Honda was going for. But drivers were still hoping for a gas-powered successor to the S2000, it doesn’t seem like that is going to be a reality. Honda has the racing heritage behind the brand if they can just design a sports car to match it.