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Mazda reveals lightweight MX-5 concepts at SEMA

Mazda reveals lightweight MX-5 concepts at SEMA

Mazda has announced two new concepts based on the popular MX-5 at Las Vegas' SEMA show.

The MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster concepts take the MX-5's lightweight fun-to-drive roadster appeal, and reduces even more weight whilst putting a focus on open-air driving.

The SEMA show is an annual event that celebrates out of the ordinary concepts, and aftermarket tuning products, boasting displays from large manufacturs including Dodge, Chrysler and Ford, amongst others.

Ken Saward is design manager at Mazda North American Operations. Along with his colleagues he collaborated with various aftermarket parts suppliers and performance shops to create the two concepts, for which inspiration was taken from vintage roadsters.

He commented: "Both MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster are uncompromising designs that highlight the core strengths of MX-5. With the all-new 2016 MX-5, we have a clean sheet to show how the aftermarket can go wild on our flagship sports car while staying true to its mission."

by: Laura Thomson