Mazda Reveals Lightweight MX-5 Spyder And Speedster Concepts At 2015 SEMA Show

Posted: Nov 5 2015, 8:39am CST | by , Updated: Nov 5 2015, 8:49am CST, in News | Cars & Vehicles

 
Mazda Reveals Lightweight MX-5 Spyder and Speedster Concepts at 2015 SEMA Show
  • 2 lightweight MX-5 concepts revealed by Mazda at SEMA 2015!

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The MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster made their debut at the car show in Las Vegas.

On Tuesday Mazda revealed 2 new lightweight concepts at the SEMA 2015. The concepts have both been derived from the MX-5 lightweight ideology. The concepts namely the MX-5 Spyder and the MX-5 Speedster made their official debut at SEMA in Las Vegas.

The concept cars even take a step further in the doctrine of MX-5 reducing even more weight. While at the same time the concept cars accentuate open-air driving.

Inspirations for the concepts cars were taken from vintage roadsters by the designers. The MX-5 Spyder design comes with a bikini top and a Mercury Silver exterior. The concept car further features a carbon fibre aero kit and a grille intake.

The lightweight 17-inch Yokohama ADVAN Racing RS II wheels are also installed in the car. The interior of the car is made up from the Spinneybeck PRIMA natural full-grain leather. Instead of a windscreen the car will boast a deflector. The deflector will add an old school wind-in-the-hair sports car experience.

For the MX-5 Speedster Mazda took lightweight ideology to the extreme. The Speedster features carbon fibre doors and seats. Furthermore 16-inch RAYS 57 Extreme Gram Lights wheels have also been added to the car. The Speedster weighs only a small 943 kg. An adjustable coil over suspension has also been added which takes the Speedster 30mm lower than the production MX-5.

“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.”

Mazda MX-5 Spyder

Engine: SKYACTIV-G 2.0 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT

Wheels: Custom Yokohama ADVAN Racing RS II 17 x 8 (42mm offset)

Brakes: Front Brembo four-piston calipers with vented rotors

Tires: Yokohama ADVAN A048 225/45/17

Shocks: Adjustable coilovers

Weight: 2,301 lbs / 1,043 kg

Exterior colour: Mercury Silver

Interior: Seats and doors trimmed in Spinneybeck PRIMA natural leather

Mazda MX-5 Speedster

Engine: SKYACTIV-G 2.0 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT

Wheels: Custom RAYS 57 Extreme Gram Lights 16 x 8 (45mm offset)

Brakes: Front Brembo four-piston calipers with vented rotors

Tires: Kumho Ecsta V710 225/50/16

Shocks: K&W adjustable coilover suspension

Weight: 2,080 lbs / 943 kg

Exterior colour: Blue Ether

Seats: Lightweight carbon fibre seats developed by Mu-Len Delta Seat exclusively for the 2016 MX-5, trimmed in black Alcantara

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