The 2016 SEMA aftermarket show should be pretty darn entertaining this year, and two good reasons to pay attention to it come from Mazda. The automaker has a pair of Miatas that are quite different but equally as enticing to anyone who likes sexy sports cars. We love the MX-5 Miata and any version of the car is going to catch our attention. The Mazda Design Americas team has done an amazing job with these two cars. They’re downright beautiful.
First, there’s the MX-5 Speedster. Mazda had a version of the Speedster at last year’s SEMA show, but this year it looks even better and is somehow even lighter than the previous version. Mazda managed to strip out 100 lbs from the already simple machine – from where we’re not sure. The additional weight drop puts the car at about 350 lbs lighter than the production model. That’s scarily light weight car and you can bet that this thing is wicked fast and a whole lot more fun to drive than almost anything out there.
The second Miata that Mazda will bring to SEMA goes a different route. It's a custom version of the MX-5 RF – the retractable hardtop targa model. The RF Kuro has stunning matte charcoal paint (Kuro means charcoal in Japanese), 17-inch RAYS wheels, updated suspension from the MX-5 Cup and not much else. As you can tell, that’s not a lot of special equipment for a show car at SEMA, which is a testament to how great the production version of the car is. It doesn’t take much to make a sinister and stealthy version of an already stellar car.
Both cars will be showcased at the SEMA Show on November 1-4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. If we had the time to do it, we’d be standing at the Mazda booth with a towel to wipe up the drool.
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