Japanese carmaker Mazda will be rolling out two special Miata concepts, fourth-generation MX-5: The 2016 MX-5 Spyder Concept and 2016 MX-5 Speedster Concept, at the 2015 SEMA Show, and they are very different from their predecessors.
The SEMA Show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and will run from November 3 through November 6. Fans of the Mazda MX-Miata can view the concept car at the Mazda number 11647 in the north hall, reported TFL Car.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been an exercise in honing the concept of a lightweight sports car for more than 26 years, created solely for driving exhilaration.
Based on the 2016 MX-5 Miata, the two concepts take the popular sports car in two vastly different directions.
The first one is the 2015 MX-5 Spyder concept. For this, Mazda designers took the luxury route, essentially transforming the Miata into a modern interpretation of a vintage roadster.
But for the 2015 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Mazda designers wanted to see what they could do if that idea were taken to the extreme. What they created were two vastly different takes on the fourth-generation MX-5: The 2016 MX-5 Spyder Concept and 2016 MX-5 Speedster Concept.
MX-5 Spyder captures the character of a vintage roadster and translates it into a modern-day design, including bespoke leather interior details that were painstakingly crafted, and featuring a new Mercury Silver concept paint color.
MX-5 Speedster is a study in the extremes of lightweight, purpose-built performance, paying homage to minimalist roadsters of the 1950s. The Blue Ether-painted MX-5 Speedster is uncompromised in its approach to wind-in-the-hair driving, going so far as to eschew a traditional windshield for a lighter deflector.
TFL Car added that both the fourth-generation MX-5: The 2016 MX-5 Spyder Concept and 2016 MX-5 Speedster Concept will be significantly lighter and weighs less than current 2,332-lbs. MX-5 roadster that customers can purchase at dealers.
The latest Mazda MX-Miatas are also sporting several conceptual and aftermarket pieces and fabrication from partners, such as the Racing Beat, Haartz Corporation, ASC - American Sunroof Corporation, Makin Industries/RAYS Wheels, KW Suspensions, Delta Seat, H&R Springs, Lusch, AC&A Manufacturing, Franks Fab Shop, Long Road Racing and SIM Specialty Interior Manufacturing.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.