Although the Japanese automaker isn’t showcasing any official Mazdaspeed vehicles at this year’s show in Japan, it will bring three Racing concepts based on the existing MX-5 Miata, CX-3 and Mazda6 models. The MX-5 and CX-3 are finished in a jet black exterior paint with red accents and sportier wheels, an aero kit and Alcantara interior. The Mazda6 sedan is more conservative, shunning the red accents for a more all-black theme.
To contrast the black Mazda MX-5, the company will also showcase a spec racing model in white livery complete with roll cage and tow hooks. There will also be a rally-prepped Mazda2 that has had its interior stripped out and replaced with bucket seats, racing harnesses and a roll cage.
Rounding out Mazda’s display at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon will be a few familiar faces including the Global Cup roadster, RX-Vision concept and LM55 Vision Gran Turismo. Hopefully it’s a preview of things to come from the Zoom-Zoom brand, which is slowly falling behind its Japanese counterparts without a performance-minded sub-brand.