Mazda MX-5 MPS Concept: the roadster sport, which Mazda did not dare to make

Miss MPS Mazda, a) that, in addition to being the acronym stands for Mazda Performance Series, mean performance and sportsmanship. A few acronyms that we have seen associated with the compact and the sedan of reference of Hiroshima, but that are currently missing (maybe for a short time). But what you know that 15 years ago, we assessed the possibility of launching a Mazda MX-5 MPS? Not only is he came to value that option, but that even would be presented as a prototype, for their exhibit at the iaa in Frankfurt 2001.

it Is likely that your design of headlights you remember the most recently used by the Alfa 4C.

today, this creation can be really strange, and with good reason. It was a Mazda MX-5 NB, second-generation, deeply rejuvenated. Presented with a hardtop in the same color as the body, and a front really characteristic, because we appreciate different details, such as an air inlet to the left of the emblem of Mazda, and an integration of the headlights really curious, with round headlights in a package in the same color of the body.

In fact, this integration of headlights so peculiar remind us very likely to the Alfa 4C and criticized the design of headlights. Alfa Romeo also chose a design very similar, headlamps single round, on a package that originally was presented in matte black, for its lightweight sports.


This Mazda MX-5 had a maximum torque of the engine of 1.9 liters and 200 HP of power, which even today would be well received by enthusiasts of the best selling roadster in the world.

But the most interesting thing was not in its aesthetics, nor much less. Its air intake in the front was a solution you can use to improve the admission of a sports riding a engine 1.9 liter, slightly higher than the widely used serial, powered up to 200 HP at 7,000 rpm. We talk about figures, the sea of interesting for a MX-5, even firmaríamos today in a hypothetical Mazda MX-5 MPS. Your engine, in any case, it was faithful to the recipe of the atmospheric.

This Mazda MX-5 MPS had other improvements, such as 17-inch wheels, brakes of the highest caliber, bodywork and roads widened, new line of exhaust with a central exit, exquisite, trimmed of skin, and so on.

mazda-mx-5-mps-2001-02Finally, the Mazda MX-5 MPS would not make it to the dealerships and only would be in a prototype. It is likely that the Mazda MX-5, by their nature, never have needed a MPS version for claimed. In any case, who wouldn’t want Mazda to give the green light to a project like this? Will we see finally a MPS in the latest generation of the Mazda MX-5?

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