Monday 5 December 2011
• Lowered windscreen and hood
• Weight reduction over the standard car
• Aerodynamic body kit
Mazda has unveiled an MX-5 Spyder concept car at the LA Motor Show this week.
Based on the current model, the Spyder has a lower windscreen and new roof which stretches almost horizontally back onto the rear boot deck, leaving just enough room for a tiny rear window.
It’s a similar look to the Porsche Boxter Spider, which won over critics and customers when it went on sale in 2010.
With a stripped out interior, low ride height and sleek profile, the MX-5 Spyder should be faster than the standard model.
It’s fitted with a 2-litre petrol engine and has a bespoke interior including a body-coloured dashboard and leather seats.
A Mazdaspeed body kit, metallic white paintwork and black 17-inch alloy wheels complete the highly-successful design makeover.
By Andy Goodwin, senior web journalist