So as promised Mazda revealed today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas a pair of extremely interesting concepts based on the new Mazda MX-5 Sports car. The MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster explore some unchartered territories the car maker may never quite conquer.
So let’s cut to the chase see and what is special about this pair of MX-5 concepts. Mazda MX-5 Spyder comes with what they affectionately call a bikini top, plus Mercury Silver exterior, carbon fibre aero kit, grille intake, lightweight 17-inch Yokohama ADVAN Racing RS II wheels and a Spinneybeck PRIMA natural full-grain leather interior. It is what an unplugged version of the MX-5 would look like if they ever get around making one.
Next up we have the Mazda MX-5 Speedster the main features of which include the lack of a windscreen and the existence of a wind deflector in its place, carbon fibre doors and seats as well as custom 16-inch RAYS 57 Extreme Gram Lights wheels. Weighing in at just 943 kg, this concept also boasts adjustable coilover suspension and sits 30mm closer to the ground.
“Both MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster are uncompromising designs that highlight the core strengths of MX-5,” said Ken Saward, design manager at Mazda North American Operations. He and his colleagues at Mazda collaborated with various aftermarket parts suppliers and performance shops to create the two concepts. “With the all-new 2016 MX-5, we have a clean sheet to show how the aftermarket can go wild on our flagship sports car while staying true to its mission.”