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Old 06-25-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Does the idea of a Mazda MX-5 Miata with 205 horsepower a useful bump over the stocker's 167 ponies sound like a good idea? How about one with an upgraded suspension, carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and spoiler?

Still not good enough for you? Fine. Throw in a free-flowing exhaust with single center-mounted tailpipe, body-color roll hoops, sticky tires and a pair of Recaro seats. If we're describing the Miata of your dreams, we suggest you tell Mazda how you feel this exact machine, dubbed the MX-5 Miata GT Concept, will be on display at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will make a run up the hill.

Mazda says it's "seeking customer reaction" to the hotted-up sports car, which it says is inspired by its MX-5 GT race car. Mazda: We speak for all when we say, "If you build it, we will come." Also on display at Goodwood will be the Mazda Takeri Concept and the company's new CX-5 crossover.
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Concept looks a bit gaudy, but I'll take one!!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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pretty cool looking. a power bump to compete with the brz and frs id say too.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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I like it. If this is a special trim to their current MX-5 lineup it might cost north of $27k
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:58 AM   #4
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I like it. If this is a special trim to their current MX-5 lineup it might cost north of $27k
I'd be surprised if it was under $32K.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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Don't waste time and resources and just bring out the next gen Miata already.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:04 PM   #6
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Don't waste time and resources and just bring out the next gen Miata already.
Nope, gotta turn out a bunch of special editions to complete the proper automotive product life cycle.
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Old 07-01-2012, 02:30 PM   #7
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Concept looks a bit gaudy, but I'll take one!!!

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Does the idea of a Mazda MX-5 Miata with 205 horsepower a useful bump over the stocker's 167 ponies sound like a good idea? How about one with an upgraded suspension, carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser and spoiler?

Still not good enough for you? Fine. Throw in a free-flowing exhaust with single center-mounted tailpipe, body-color roll hoops, sticky tires and a pair of Recaro seats. If we're describing the Miata of your dreams, we suggest you tell Mazda how you feel this exact machine, dubbed the MX-5 Miata GT Concept, will be on display at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will make a run up the hill.

Mazda says it's "seeking customer reaction" to the hotted-up sports car, which it says is inspired by its MX-5 GT race car. Mazda: We speak for all when we say, "If you build it, we will come." Also on display at Goodwood will be the Mazda Takeri Concept and the company's new CX-5 crossover.

See for yourself in the image gallery above and the press release below.


Looks fun.
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:06 PM   #8
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yes, I want it. Build it...

Now

TAKE MY MONEY!
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:43 AM   #9
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BRZ, look out!
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:44 AM   #10
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BRZ, look out!
I would say yes, but its probably 7k more, so not really "look out".
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:50 PM   #11
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I never understood why the Miata(or any roadster for that matter) didn't come with hardtop standard. Makes the car look miles better.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #12
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meh, it just looks like a hardtop on a convertible.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:39 AM   #13
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meh, it just looks like a hardtop on a convertible.
But it can be a convertible when you want it to be.. A BRZ, not so much.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:42 AM   #14
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I'd be surprised if it was under $32K.
Edumnds says it will start at $29k+

http://www.edmunds.com/mazda/mx-5-mi...tyle=101422381
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:47 AM   #15
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To compete directly with the BRZ, Mazda needs something like this with a working hatch...

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...djl2k8LdoNm_9g

Best pic I could find.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:57 PM   #16
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Needs more power. Looks like some ricer's wet dream. Yet another tarted up variant of a car to milk a '90s-throw-back design for more revenue.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #17
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To compete directly with the BRZ, Mazda needs something like this with a working hatch...

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...djl2k8LdoNm_9g

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Mazda built 200 of them in 2003.
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Mazda built 200 of them in 2003.
Bring it up to the 2012 design and the concept hp and you might have something. 205hp and 50/50 weight distribution. Yea, that would work.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #19
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^ very nice
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Edumnds says it will start at $29k+

http://www.edmunds.com/mazda/mx-5-mi...tyle=101422381
MSRP is $31225, plus $795 destination.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:22 AM   #21
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Thats not too bad.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:34 AM   #22
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Thats not too bad.
I guess if you consider some people are paying 29k for a brz
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looks still like a roadster? Give us a coupe of some kind.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:41 AM   #24
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Miata-based coupe... powered by your choice of a turbo-Skyactiv engine, or a 16X rotary.

MX5 or RX5.
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Sounds good - throw in convertible hardtop as an option? :P Preferably one that works in slow speeds. IIRC, with their current convertible hardtop, you have to be at a full stop for it to go or down.
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