MX-5 Speedster and MX-5 RF Kuro Concepts
Mazda has not one but two MX-5 concepts both of which will be on showcase at the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Mazda has not given any word on when these concepts are projected to go on sale and for now, we only have a little information a head of time. Both concepts borrow styling and speed from the Mazda MX-5 Global Cup racecar, as well as elevate Mazda’s iconic and lightweight sports car with premium details. Both concepts were designed to showcase contrasting directions that create a “Mazda Premium” experience while paying homage to Mazda’s performance heritage. They will also be on display at the SEMA show in November.
The MX-5 Speedster concept was first introduced at the 2015 SEMA show. For this year’s show, Mazda’s design team took a big step forward, taking the concept a step further with more than 100 pounds removed from last year. Now just under 2,000 pounds, the MX-5 Speedster is approximately 350 pounds lighter than a stock MX-5 soft top.
MX-5 RF Kuro
The MX-5 RF Kuro is based on the 2017 MX-5 Retractable Fastback that will be on sale early next year. MX-5 RF Kuro is painted in a semi-matte metallic concept color developed in-house called “Kuro” which means charcoal in Japanese. It rides on 17×7.5 inch RAYS forged wheels, BF Goodrich Rival G-Force tires and the adjustable suspension from the Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich.
The design of the MX-5 Speedster and MX-5 RF Kuro concepts perfectly mix the performance and polish of Mazda’s iconic sports car. When more information becomes available on these two concepts we will update our blog but until then check out our blog for other Mazda news and other information about Mazda models.