SEMA-Bound Mazda MX-5 Concepts are Centered on Lightweight Design
What's better than a Mazda MX-5? Two Mazda MX-5s! Yes, the Japanese company is revealing not one but two lightweight concepts at the SEMA Show. The first one is a Spyder, while the second is Speedster and both are based on the latest variant of the MX-5. What is so special about these two?
The first thing we have to mention is that these MX-5s has less weight than the standard variant. Therefore, they are fun-to-drive and more dynamic. The second thing is that they are based around the concept of accentuating the open-air driving. Third, for the creation of these concepts, the designers drew inspiration from vintage roadsters.
Mazda MX-5 Spyder
Painted in Mercury Silver, this MX-5 features bikini top, carbon fibre aero kit, grille intake, lightweight 17-inch Yokohama ADVAN Racing RS II wheels and a Spinneybeck PRIMA natural full-grain leather interior. The wheels are equipped with front Brembo four-piston calipers with vented rotors. As a result of many weight saving measures, the car weighs only 1,043 kg.
Mazda MX-5 Speedster
This one has Blue Ether exterior color, but the most attractive thing about it is that it features deflector in the place of the windscreen. The weight-cutting approach is visible through the carbon fibre doors and seats as well as custom 16-inch RAYS 57 Extreme Gram Lights wheels. The Speedster tips the scales at only 943kg, and is also 30mm lower than the production MX-5 due to the addition of an adjustable coilover suspension. The seats inside are lightweight carbon fibre and were developed by Mu-Len Delta Seat. They have been trimmed in black Alcantara.
Both cars are powered by Mazda's SKYACTIV-G 2.0 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with VVT. You can fid those two beauties at company's stand in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre. SEMA will run until the 6th November, so hurry up!