Mazda’s MX-5 creations are generally a highlight, unapologetic Miata junkies that we are. This year’s cars are just as exciting as the past years’, Both SEMA MX-5s were designed and built in-house at Mazda’s Irvine design studio.
This year’s Speedster is way lighter than it was before. Mazda carved 100 pounds out of it, to make it a staggering 350 pounds less than a production soft top model. It’s also been repainted in a color called “White Ether”, which looks like the “Blue Ether” paint job on last year’s highly reflective Speedster minus the blue tint. Mazda will probably never sell a roofless Miata or anything this lightweight, but maybe it should.
RF Kuro concept, the first RF-based SEMA show car. It doesn’t seem terribly extreme! It’s wearing a matte charcoal paint, which explains the “Kuro” moniker – kuro means “charcoal” in Japanese. A set of 17-inch RAYS forged wheels and MX-5 Cup suspension, and that’s about it.
Of course, both concepts will be fully revealed at the show next month in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for a dose of concept Miata hotness.