Mazda previews SEMA-bound MX-5 Speedster Evolution, RF Kuro

Mazda previews SEMA-bound MX-5 Speedster Evolution, RF Kuro

Mazda has previewed two MX-5 Miata concepts that will be headed to Las Vegas for SEMA.

Building upon the MX-5 Speedster that debuted nearly a year ago at the same venue, the Speedster Evolution removes a further 100 pounds. Both jettison the windshield and convertible top hardware in favor of a true open-air experience. Clad in White Ether paint, the Evolution is now under a ton — 350 pounds less than the stock MX-5 soft top.

The open-cockpit concept is joined by the MX-5 RF Kuro, based on the Retractable Fastback variant. Borrowing the Japanese word for ‘charcoal,’ the Kuro features a unique semi-matte metallic exterior finish.

The rides on black 17×7.5-inch RAYS forged wheels, shrouded in BF Goodrich Rival G-Force rubber. Its adjustable suspension system is sourced from the MX-5 Cup racer.

Both concepts were designed and built in-house at Mazda’s Irvine, California, design center.

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