Two Exciting Mazda SEMA Concepts Make Their Debut
At the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Mazda rolled out two exciting concept vehicles as part of its display: the Mazda MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution and the Mazda MX-5 RF Kuro. Read on to learn more about these imaginative Mazda SEMA concepts!
MX-5 Speedster Evolution
The Mazda MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution is a new edition of the MX-5 Speedster concept, which was showcased at last year’s SEMA Show. This debuting vehicle has lightened up even more since 2015. A Mazda design team in Irvine, California removed the elements under the dashboard and implemented a digital display in place of the car’s gauges. Lighter rotors and calipers replaced the Brembo front brakes, and the stock battery was swapped for a Braille GreenLite G20 lithium battery that weighs 20.6 pounds less.
Though the Mazda MX-5 Miata has always been known as a spritely vehicle, it has trended toward an even leaner and lighter profile recently. In 2015, designers cut the Mazda MX-5 Speedster’s weight by 150 pounds when compared to the weight of a soft-top stock model. The Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution has slimmed down by another 100 pounds for 2016, bringing the car’s weight to just 1,980 pounds in all.
The Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution is hued in White Ether exterior paint with racing components that include an adjustable suspension and BFGoodrich g-Force Rival R1 grooved racing slick tires. The bottom line is that this fantastic concept car was created as an aerodynamic model that would deliver pure driving ecstasy. Designers plan to explore even more weight-reduction possibilities in the future.
MX-5 RF Kuro
The Mazda MX-5 RF Kuro concept was created as a tribute to Mazda’s history in the motorsports field. This concept vehicle is based on the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF retractable fastback model, which is set to hit the U.S. marketplace in early 2017. The Mazda MX-5 RF Kuro packs MX-5 Global Cup racing technology into a street-ready package. Featuring Satin Black Metallic exterior paint, this model has the same adjustable suspension and Brembo dual-piston front brake calipers as the MX-5 Global Cup racer.
The overall effect created by the Mazda MX-5 RF Kuro is a sleek aesthetic and a refined profile that will impress every onlooker.
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