Update: This article originally showed only teaser images of both concepts. Mazda has now revealed the MX-5 Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro at the 2016 SEMA show. See bottom of article for details.
October 30: The Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution will make its debut at SEMA 2016. Ahead of its in-the-flesh debut Mazda has released a teaser image and some details about the concept car.
The company claims that it has managed to strip out another 45 kilograms from the car, meaning that the Speedster Evolution now weighs almost bang on 900 kilograms or 2000 pounds in the old money.
While last year’s car was painted an eye catching shade of blue, the Evolution is a little more demure in its white paint job.
The Evolution has also traded last year’s 16-inch alloy wheels and 225/50 Kumho Ecsta tyres with neon yellow branding for a new set of black 18-inch rims and 225/40 BF Goodrich G-Force Sport tyres.
From the one side-on shot, it’s hard to see what details other details have been changed, but we can just make out new graphics for the head- and tail-lights.
Accompanying the Speedster Evolution on Mazda’s SEMA stand will be the MX-5 RF Kuro. Based on the retractable fastback model, which was goes on sale here in 2017, the Kuro features a unique semi-metallic charcoal exterior.
The MX-5 RF Kuro rides on the adjustable suspension setup from the Mazda MX-5 Cup cars, and 17-inch forged RAYS alloy wheels shod with 215/45 BF Goodrich Rival G-Force rubber.
This week Mazda fully revealed both MX-5 concepts at the 2016 SEMA show.
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