Mazda shows MX-5 concept car
It’s the new MX-5 Superlight concept, which Mazda will unveil to the public at the Frankfurt motor show on September 15.
The pictures reveal a lightweight version of the standard MX-5 roadster, which is designed to produce a quicker, more efficient car.
The most striking difference over the standard car is the absence of a traditional windscreen or front pillars, which in turn means there’s no roof. There are bespoke roll-over hoops behind the seats, however.
Mazda says that the MX-5 Superlight concept car uses 'lightweight technology', along with 'sporty chassis settings for pure roadster driving fun'.
The Mazda MX-5 celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and, to celebrate, Mazda has launched a '20th Anniversary’ special-edition model in Japan.
Based on the 2.0-litre version, it has unique red and black Recaro seats, special badges and clear front foglights. It’s available in one special colour only – crystal white pearl.
It won't be sold in the UK, but Mazda is expected to launch a UK-specific special edition later.