Mazda MX-5 Speedster and Spyder

Mazda previews two MX-5 based concepts at SEMA, the MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster

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First up from this year’s SEMA show are two design concepts from Mazda, based on the all-new Mazda MX-5.

Like the RX-Vision recently debuted in Tokyo, both Mazdas look like lightweight nuts, inspiration for both the MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster concepts was taken from vintage roadsters. The MX-5 Spyder features a new carbon fibre aero kit, grille intake, and a lightweight 17in Yokohama ADVAN Racing RS II wheels, while the MX-5 Speedster includes carbon fibre doors and seats, 16in RAYS 57 Extreme Gram Lights wheels and a deflector in place of the windscreen. Such weight-cutting precision means the Speedster weighs just 943kg, while coilover suspension means the newboy also boasts a ride height 30mm lower than the production MX-5.

No production plans have been made for either concept, the designs presumably an emphasis of the ‘clean sheet’ design that led to the new MX-5’s genesis.

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