MK4 Speedster and Spyder Concepts

Do you remember the MK3 Superlight Concept from the 2009 Frankfurt Motot Show?

 

Well Mazda have been at it again with the MK4.

 

At the SEMA Show is Las Vegas they are showing two new MK4 based concepts.

The first is the Speedster. It's a full time open car. There's no windscreen. The rear, where the hood would be has a beautifully sculpted panel containing a proper roll bar.

 

It's been made to be light, really light. The concept has a 2.0 litre engine and weights in at 973kg which includes a 75kg driver!

 

The weight has been saved by the obvious lack of hood and windscreen but there are additional changes. The doors and seats are carbon fibre and it has some custom made 16" alloys.

 

It has new adjustable suspension too. The ride height has been reduced by 30mm over the standard car.

The second is the Spyder. It's like the Speedster but has a windscreen and hood. We'll use the word hood lighty as it's very Caterham 7 or Lotus Elise like. It's really more like a cover than a hood.

 

It weights in a little heavier than the Speedster at 1043kg. That's a little lighter than the standard car.

 

It comes with 17" alloys and has carbon fibre exterior trim.

In the US, both cars have been received well. Many suggesting Mazda should actually put them into production. It would be brave of them. Only time will tell.

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