2015 Mazda MX-5
The actual world’s preferred sports activities car, the actual Mazda MX-5, will certainly be new once more in 2015. Not simply which, however the actual Japanese superstar additionally will certainly be twinned being an Alfa Romeo Spider inside a clever copycat transfer – assume Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ – to create the actual money to the alter
The actual re-imagined MX-5 is predicted to become a lot more grown-up than today’s car and not simply as a result of the very first scoop pictures from the coming roadster purpose to some design that is likely going to be longer, lower and wider. Additionally picks up SkyActiv technologies for stronger performance along with less fuel use. General, the actual suggestion is for bigger refinement and a much bigger cabin.
Testing has simply begun along with unavoidable hot laps in the Nurburgring, the actual punishing German monitor, for important chassis tuning function. Carparazzi caught this MX-5 check mule throughout the initial monitor foray and also the pictures indicate significant changes inside the car’s dimensions.
Exterior And Interior
The body of the next generation MX-5 will be made in steel, but it will feature high-strength panels, and some ingenious structural solutions, such as a twin-backbone frame, to solve the problem of open-top rigidity.
One of the most unmistakable characteristics attributed to the previous generation of the MX-5 Miata is the large grille that it look like it was on a perpetual caffeine fix. The fourth generation MX-5 did away with that in favor of a more basic grille that’s similar to what we saw on the original Miata.
The headlights of the MX-5 was also given a make-over where it now carries a distinct up-slanting teardrop shape with LED lighting technology. Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that the new lighting configuration is also pretty similar to the original’s set-up. Meanwhile, the interior will get sports seats and different aluminum insertions.
An unnamed source reports that the MX-5 will hit showrooms in 2015 with a lighter body and chassis, and a sportier look than the current model. The estimated weight the source gave was 1,000 kg (2,204 lbs), which is 276 lbs less than the 2012 model. In a car as small as the Miata, that is significant weight loss, to say the least.
There is also talk that Mazda will offer its roadster up with many more options that will help give the car more of a personality. This will help form a stronger bond between the person and the car. Typically, Miata owners already have this bond with their car, but a little extra something can’t hurt.
Lastly, there will be a top-end model, similar to the Mazdaspeed version in 2004 and 2005, that will be even lighter yet and more tuned for racing, as it will be stripped of unnecessary add-on features to save every ounce.
There was one bit of info on the project altogether and it is that Mazda will only provide the platform (chassis, uni-body, and drivetrain); Alfa Romeo will add on its own body and interior. So scratch the evil idea that we’ll have two almost identical cars.