Mazda MX-5 Spyder & Speedster concepts heading to SEMA

Josh Bennis

Mazda will use this year’s SEMA show to unveil two MX-5 concept cars; the Spyder and Speedster. The two concepts follow on from last year’s introduction of the fourth-generation MX-5 model.

Mazda Speedster and Spyder-preview

The MX-5 Speedster concept is inspired by minimalist roadsters of the 1950s, featuring a Blue Ether exterior, as well as a deflector instead of a traditional slanted glass windscreen.

As for the MX-5 Spyder, it’s inspired by vintage roadsters while blending in modern-day design themes. It will don a bespoke Mercury Silver exterior and feature a specially-crafted leather interior.

Both concepts will feature a much lower kerb weight than the standard MX-5 (1057kg), and will also sport numerous aftermarket items from brands such as KW Suspension, SIM Specialty Interior Manufacturing, Delta Seat, Racing Beat, Haartz Corporation, ASC, Makin Industries/RAYS Wheels, and H&R Springs.

Mazda hasn’t said anything about engine modifications. In standard form the 2015 Mazda MX-5 comes with a 96kW/150Nm 1.5-litre four-cylinder, and a 118kW/200Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder. MX-5 prices in Australia kick off from $31,990

More details are expected at the 2015 SEMA show, starting this coming Tuesday, November 3.

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