The new Mazda MX-5 is here, complete with Mazda’s KODO design theme and some weight reduction.
Mazda claims that the new soft-top MX-5 weighs 100kg less than the outgoing MX-5 – meaning it weighs approximately 1-tonne. The fourth-generation MX-5 is equipped with SKYACTIV technology, which includes SKYACTIV-G petrol engines and the first adaptation of SKYACTIV-Chassis on a rear-wheel drive Mazda.
In 25 years of production, Mazda have made 947,000 MX-5s. Mazda haven’t released any information on engine and performance specification, nor have they given any details on pricing and market launch dates, but more information should be soon available when production car development has been finalized.
McLaren MP4-12C Spider
This is without question the Ferrari 458 Spider’s arch rival, and with 625hp it is 55hp more powerful than the Italian drop-top.
The McLaren MP4-12C Spider also comes with a retractable hard top, and may be operated at speeds of up to 30km/h (19mph). The twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 engine sends its power and 600 Nm of torque through a seven-speed SSG dual-clutch transmission, enabling the 1,474kg (DIN weight) Spider to get from 0-62mph in 3.1 sec (the same as the 12C coupe) and reach a top speed of 204mph (329km/h) – 3mph less than its coupe sibling.