Mazda MX-5 Spyder and Speedster concepts teased for SEMA

Mazda has announced plans to introduce the 2016 MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster concepts at SEMA on November 3rd.

First up, the MX-5 Spyder concept was designed to “capture the character of a vintage roadster and translate it into a modern-day design.”  Mazda says it will feature a unique Mercury Silver exterior and a bespoke leather interior which was “painstakingly crafted.”

The MX-5 Speedster, on the other hand, pays homage to minimalist roadsters of the 1950s.  As a result, it will embrace lightweight construction and the idea of “purpose-built performance.”  Mazda went on to say the car will have a Blue Ether exterior and a front “deflector” that replaces the traditional windscreen.

Mazda is keeping performance specifications under wraps but the automaker confirmed both concepts will weigh “significantly” less than the standard MX-5 which tips the scales at 2,332 lbs (1057 kg).  The company also said the concepts will feature a number of custom and aftermarket components from Racing Beat, Haartz Corporation, ASC, Makin Industries/RAYS Wheels, KW Suspensions, Delta Seat, H&R Springs, Lusch, AC&A Manufacturing, Franks Fab Shop, Long Road Racing and SIM Specialty Interior Manufacturing.

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