So while the whole world is waiting for the normal version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 to hit the showrooms, the Japanese car maker has announced the launch of a “hard-core” version at the New York International Auto Show. It is called Mazda MX-5 Club and it is pitched as the “most aggressive” version of the new roadster.
Not much else is known about the Mazda MX-5 Club at this moment, but the name implies the car is a stiffened, semi-stripped version of the standard MX-5, hopefully with a bit more power and more track-focused performance.
Mazda MX-5 Club should also get the same 2.0-liter SKYACTIV engine, rated at 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, as the normal models, since it is being launched in America, and Mazda has already announced all American MX-5s will only come with that engine. The choices of transmissions for the standard version is either a SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. One would imagine the Club Edition only gets the manual.
Complete details and pictures of the Mazda MX-5 Club should be released over the next few days prior to the car’s debut in New York. So stay tuned.