Published on 14 Sep 2009 by Alison
The Mazda MX-5 Superlight speedster concept will appear at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a prototype to celebrate the 20th birthday of Mazda’s MX-5 spider model. The idea is to exploit the power-weight ratio by producing a lightweight car of 995 kg. A few things are clearly missing, like the windshield for instance, to achieve this weight, though other interesting aspects have been included, for example the seats are carbon fibre shells.
The engine remains the same at 1.8-litres and 125 hp with an acceleration time of 8.9 seconds to reach 100 km/hr. The overall body is also lower and wider, and the MX-5 Superlight should draw a few crowds at this year’s show.