Mazda MX-5 Miata Speedster, Part Deux: that will Time with Even Less Weight
Mazda says the annual SEMA show gives its designers the opportunity to “let their imaginations run wild.” that will’s not exactly the case for the MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution concept because of that will year’s show, which is actually simply a fresh type of the same Speedster concept Mazda showed at SEMA last year. Even still, we’re okay with the item, because the Speedster’s cool factor hasn’t worn off yet.
The 2015 type of the Speedster was already an extreme interpretation of the little rear-wheel-drive roadster. the item weighed just over 2000 pounds in addition to also did away with the standard Miata‘s windshield in addition to also softtop in favor of a little air deflector in addition to also a tonneau cover behind the front seats. yet Mazda decided that will the Speedster hadn’t gone far enough in addition to also went back to the drawing board to cut even more weight.
because of that will fresh type, Mazda replaced the instrument cluster using a digital display, exchanged the stock battery for a lightweight lithium-ion battery weighing just 4.5 pounds, in addition to also swapped out the Brembo front brakes for the lighter brakes through the base-style MX-5. The result is actually one more 100 pounds cut out of the Speedster, meaning that will the Speedster Evolution dips under 2000 pounds in addition to also undercuts the already lightweight MX-5 Miata softtop by 350 pounds.
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Beyond the additional lightweight treatment, the Speedster Evolution also wears a fresh paint scheme, called White Ether. BFGoodrich racing slicks wrap 17-inch Rays wheels finished in an attractive charcoal colour. different mechanical upgrades such as a Racing Beat exhaust in addition to also the adjustable suspension through the MX-5 Cup car continue through last year. So does our love because of that will wild variation on the Miata.