Mazda will unveil at the Frankfurt Motor Show the MX-5 Superlight concept, a model created to celebrate MX-5’s 20th anniversary. The Superlight concept is based on the facelifted roadster and comes with no windshield, retractable roof and frame.
The MX-5 Superlight was built in an attempt to improve driving performance, handling, fuel economy and CO2 emissions. This is combined with a radical exterior design requiring no windshield, and sporty chassis settings for pure roadster driving fun.
The MX-5 Superlight is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that delivers 126 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque and is equipped with a Mazdaspeed cold-air intake and exhaust. Thanks to its low weight: 2,194 lbs, the car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds.
Technical specifications after the jump.
Body Type : Roadster Monocoque
Seating capacity: 2
- Overall length: 4,020 mm
- Overall width: 1,720 mm
- Overall height (unloaded): 1,110 mm
- Wheelbase: 2,330 mm
- Track (front/rear): 1,540/1,545 mm
- Ground clearance: 106 mm
Engine: MZR 1.8-litre petrol
Max. power: 126 PS (93 kW) at 6,500 rpm
Max. torque: 167 Nm at 4,500 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Front/rear suspension: Double wishbone/Multi-link
Damper (front/rear): Bilstein® monotube
Tyre size: 205/45 R17
Brake type (front/rear): Ventilated discs/Solid discs
Brake diameter (front/rear): 300/280 mm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8,9 s
Fuel consumption (combined): 6,3 l/100km
CO2 emissions (combined): 150 g/km
Min. kerb weight (without driver): 995 kg