Mazda MX-5 Spyder and Speedster for SEMA

SEMA grows each year with a number of the world’s biggest manufacturers bringing their presence to the even in Las Vegas. The show is a great showcase of concepts and customisation based on current vehicles on the market.

Mazda have joined in on the fun by collaborating with various aftermarket parts suppliers and performance shops to create the two concepts. The result is the Mazda MX-5 Spyder and Mazda MX-5 Speedster.

Both the MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster concepts take the MX-5’s incredible lightweight fun-to-drive roadster DNA but take it a step further but shedding even more weight, even the the MX-5 isn’t exactly heavy, adding even more of an open-top driving experience.

The Mazda MX-5 Spyder features what Mazda call a “bikini top” roof, a carbon fibre aero kit, grille intake and lightweight 17 inch Yokohama wheels. It gets front Brembo four-piston calipers with vented rotors and adjustable coilovers. All of this kit is sure to make the Mazda MX-5 Spyder an even more incredible drive, particularly as the Spyder is 32kg lighter than the standard MX-5.

The Mazda MX-5 Speedster on the other hand features the very bare essentials. It’s what Mazda call an “old school wind-in-the-hair sports car experience” and it certainly stands by that as it has a deflector in place of the windscreen.

Mazda have trimmed an incredible 132kg of the weight of the standard MX-5 courtesy of carbon fibre doors, carbon fibre seats and custom 16-inch Rays wheels. The Mazda MX-5 Speedster weighs only 943kg.

Like the Spyder, the Speedster also gets front Brembo four-piston calipers with vented rotors and adjustable coilover suspension.

Ken Saward, design manager at Mazda North American Operations stated:

“Both MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster are uncompromising designs that highlight the core strengths of MX-5. 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.”

The Mazda MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster will be on display at Mazda’s stand at SEMA Show from today until the 6th November.

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