Good news! We have actually been given the first photo of the brand-new 2015 Mazda MX 5.Bad news! It’s simply an image of the chassis, so unless you excel in ChassisSpeak, we’ll need to wait a little bit to see the entire thing.
Revealed at the New York Motor Show, Mazda has actually revealed this ‘Skyactiv-Chassis’ for the very first time, showcasing the next-gen MX-5’s front-midship engine and rear-wheel-drive layout.
We’re promised this brand-new car will certainly be a much more compact configuration than the Mazda MX-5 just before it, with the engine slotted in closer to the facility of the automobile, and the center of mass less than ever before, as well.
Mazda has actually been active with the fat loss too, losing some 100kg off the general weight. So if we take today’s MX-5 kerbweight at 1230kg, the brand-new one will tip the scales at around 1130kg, which is really rather light. An MX-5 Superleggera, if you will.
“The original concept behind the MX-5 was so easy, to supply the pure delight of a light-weight sportscar that moves exactly as the driver intends,” Mazda principal Takashi Yamanouchi said. “We have needed to regularly reinvent the MX-5 – far beyond easy evolution – in order to remain real to that original ideal.”.
Therefore, Mazda is also showing off a 25th anniversary edition of the current sportscar, which obtains the 2.0-litre, 156bhp engine, a set of Bilstein dampers, an exclusive ‘soul red’ physical body colour, black roofing system, off-white leather-made furniture and door trim, a hand-finished dash panel and 17in gunmetal gray alloy wheels.
Oh, and below’s a fun fact for you to chew on: given that its launch in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 holds the Guinness World Record advantageous selling two-seater sportscar, with virtually one million devices created so far. We’ll see the brand new variation at the Paris show this fall …