Mazda MX-5 Spyder, Mazda2 Turbo Teased Ahead of SEMA Show Debut

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Mazda has just released teaser images of two of its 2011 SEMA Show cars, both of which we desperately wish were heading to production. No details have been released, but the names of each car reveal the most important features.

Up first is the MX-5 Spyder, sporting a Porsche Boxster Spyder style soft-top roof designed to cut as much weight as possible. That one piece is a big hint that the Spyder model is designed to be an ultra-light version of the already light (2,500 lb) roadster. Other upgrades visible from the lone photo include some wheel and brake modifications, as well as some aerodynamic tweaks.

The second SEMA Show creation is the Mazda2 Turbo. While it’s not known how much power this little car makes, with the factory model already plenty of fun with just 100-hp, a healthy dose of extra thrust certainly won’t hurt. And as is obvious from the photo, the car will come complete with an extensive list of modifications, from a lowering kit and bodywork, to wheels and tires.

Look for detailed photos with AutGuide’s 2011 SEMA Show Coverage starting here November 1st.

GALLERY: Mazda 2011 SEMA Show Cars

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  • ZoomZoom Nation ZoomZoom Nation on Oct 28, 2011

    The Mazda2 is The Autobarn Mazda of Countrysides Speed2. It was built by The Autobarn for The one Lap of America Race. The car is a Mazda2 Sport with a Speed3 drivetrain including a 2.3l Turbo engine with a built bottom end by Cp-e and suspension work from Corksport. It was driven 3800 miles across the US by Eric Vates and Charles Espenlaub in the Compact car division. The car is on loan to Mazda R&D for the 2011 SEMA show