Mazda Teases the MX-5 Spyder and Speedster
“Ah, finally…”, that is probably the phrase that will come out of the mouth of most Mazda fans, as they have long waited for the next generation MX-5 to finally reveal itself. At long last, the Japanese automaker has eventually decided to unveil the wraps off its upcoming sports car, albeit still in nothing but a teaser. The company in question, however, has officially announced that there will be two official versions of the upcoming MX-5, a Spyder and a Speedster. Both versions will be coming to SEMA in their concept guise as of November 3, 2015.
Let’s take a look at the Spyder version first. According to Mazda, the company behind the legendary RX-8, this version will attempt to translate a vintage roadster character into that of a modern day vehicle. It will, according to Mazda, has a unique Mercury Silver paint job applied onto its exterior. Yet, on the inside, the car will warmly welcome its owner with a ‘painstakingly crafted’ bespoke leather material.
Now, what about the Speedster variant? Well, this one will definitely shed joy on those who fancy the minimalist roadsters that were often seen back in the 1950s. However, this does not necessarily mean that the car will feature an old-fashioned design. Instead, the car will get the most out of lightweight construction. In addition to that, it will be built on what the company refers to as a ‘purpose-built performance’ idea. If the Spyder version is going to look shiny on its Mercury Silver paint, the Speedster, on the other hand, will show up in an elegant style, thanks to its Blue Ether exterior paint job. The car is also going to feature a deflector on its front fascia. This deflector will take the place of the traditional windshield.
Unfortunately, though, as far as performance is concerned, Mazda has yet to reveal anything so far. The only thing known so far is that the next generation Mazda MX-5 is going to be much lighter than its predecessor. For your information, the predecessor weighs in at 1,057 kg. What is also interesting is that Mazda claims its next sports car will benefit from a wide range of aftermarket parts from SIM Specialty Interior Manufacturing, Long Road Racing, Franks Fab Shop, AC&A Manufacturing, Lusch, H&R Springs, Delta Seat, KW Suspensions, Makin Industries/RAYS Wheels, ASC, Haartz Corporation and Racing Beat.
Friday, October 30, 2015