Each provides a different take on furthering the MX-5’s lightweight credentials, with the MX-5 Spyder sticking more closely to its production counterpart, while the MX-5 Speedster features a more heavily modified interpretation of Mazda’s open top sports car.
Designed to evoke the look of a classic vintage roadster, the MX-5 Spyder wears Mercury Silver paint, contrasted by an interior trimmed in Spinneybeck “Prima” natural leather.
Up top, a new ‘bikini top’ roof, manufactured by American Sunroof Corporation, caps the cabin, while underneath the body is beefed up by a carbon fibre aero kit, and grille featuring inboard driving lamps.
The Spyder rolls on a set of 17-inch Yokohama Advan Racing RS II Alloy wheels.
Taking a far more focussed approach, the MX-5 Speedster calls to mind classic sports cars of the 1950s.
The biggest change is the removal of the MX-5 windscreen, replaced by a low-profile wind deflector, at the back of the cabin styling is complimented by a new moulded rear cover that rises up behind the integrated roll bars.
The interior is retrimmed in alcantara, while a set of carbon fibre Mu-Len Delta seats replace the factory-fitted items. The doors have also been swapped out for carbon fibre items.
Adjustable coilover suspension sits the Speedster 30mm closer to the ground than a regular MX-5, and the regular exhaust system has been replaced by a Racing Beat centre-exit system.
All up the MX-5 Speedster manages to shed a touch over 113 kilograms compared to its showroom counterpart.
Both the Spyder and Speedster are powered by the MX-5’s 2.0 litre SkyActive four-cylinder engine, which is set to launch under the bonnet of the MX-5 in Australia later this month.
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