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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mazda Teases MX-5 Speedster Evo & RF Kuro Concepts For SEMA

#Mazda is letting us know they will bring two concepts based on the MX-5 to this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, after releasing two teaser images of them.

The first one is called the Speedster Evolution and -you guessed it- it’s an evolved form of last year’s Speedster concept. Finished in White Ether, the Speedster Evolution takes the lightweight concept even further with more than 100lbs (over 45kg) removed from last year’s show car. Tipping the scales at just under 2,000lbs, the new MX-5 Speedster Evolution is around 350lbs (160kg) lighter than a stock Miata with a soft top.

The next concept is the RF Kuro and it’s based on the Retractable Fastback version that will hit the streets on early 2017. Finished in a semi-matte charcoal metallic developed in-house (Kuro means charcoal in Japanese), the second concept comes fitted with a set of 17in RAYS forged wheels dressed with sticky tires and the same adjustable suspension used in the MX-5 Cup series.

Mazda had both concepts created and built in-house by their design team in Irvine, California in order to demonstrate “the contrasting directions that create a ‘Mazda Premium’ experience”.

The two concepts will be displayed at Mazda’s stand in the SEMA show on November 1.
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