Mazda has announced two very cool concept cars that will be on display at SEMA 2015 and both are based on the new 2016 Mazda MX-5. The cars include the MX-5 Speedster and the MX-5 Spyder. Mazda aimed to capture the vintage feel of a roadster with modern day tech with the Spyder. The Spyder has a bespoke leather interior and is clad in Mercury Silver concept paint.
Perhaps that Mercury Silver paint will come to market as a production color, it looks really good. The MX-5 Speedster on the other hands is a lightweight minimalist roadster that is meant to have the feel of something from the ’50s.
The Speedster is painted in Blue Ether color and it ditches a traditional windshield in favor of a lightweight deflector. There are quite a few track cars that have no windshield to save weight. Mazda says that both of these concepts are “significantly lighter” than the 2,332 pounds the standard 2016 MX-5 weighs in at.
The cars have parts and components that were fabricated with help from partners like Racing Beat, Haartz Corporation, ASX, Makin Industries, H&R Springs and more. The good news about naming the partners is that they are all aftermarket firms that make parts for the MX-5 and other cars. Odds are some of the cool tidbits seen on the Spyder and Speedster will be available to purchase on the aftermarket.