Mazda MX-5 Spyder as well as Speedster concepts get SEMA debut

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Mazda MX-5 Speedster as well as Spyder concepts evoke elements of retro sports convertibles

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Mazda has unveiled two MX-5 concepts at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, which has a focus upon lightweight construction as well as retro-inspired detailing.

Both concepts feature a comprehensive list of “conceptual as well as aftermarket” parts. The MX-5 Spyder’s cabin features handmade leather Inside trim elements, while its silver paint, passenger seat cover as well as rear deck are bespoke. The concept sits on 17-inch alloy wheels, as well as includes carbonfibre external surfaces trim.

The MX-5 Speedster’s approach, meanwhile, can be that will of saving weight. Most notable among the adjustments can be the absence of a windscreen, which has a lighter wind deflector featuring in its place. The concept has also been lowered by 30mm thanks to brand-new adjustable suspension.

The rear deck of the Speedster can be occupied by roll bars that will blend into buttresses on the bootlid, meaning that will the Speedster can be a full-time open-top car. Mazda says the idea has replaced the standard car’s doors as well as seats with brand-new units made via carbonfibre, as well as fitting custom 16-inch alloy wheels. The concept weighs in at 973kg – significantly less than the 1057kg of the standard MX-5.

Both cars follow the same lightweight approach as the MX-5 Superlight that will was first revealed at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show, although Mazda can be keen to emphasise that will the two cars are “two vastly different takes on the fourth-generation MX-5”.

Speaking ahead of the SEMA show, Mazda design manager Ken Saward said: “Both MX-5 Spyder as well as MX-5 Speedster are uncompromising designs that will highlight the core strengths of MX-5.”

Jimi Beckwith

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