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Mazda to debut MX-5 Miata GT Concept, looking for feedback

Published by Mazda Blogs on June 26th, 2012

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Mazda MX-5 GT Concept - orange - dynamic front three-quarter view

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.

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Mazda to debut MX-5 Miata GT Concept, looking for feedback originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda Takeri concept wows Tokyo Big Sight

Published by Mazda Blogs on November 30th, 2011

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Mazda has just taken the wraps off of its new concept sedan, the Takeri, at its display stand here at the Tokyo Big Sight expo hall (honest, that’s what it’s called). The C/D-sized concept sedan furthers Mazda’s Kodo ‘Soul of Motion’ design language while hinting at the next Mazda6.

Predictably, the Takeri (derived from the Japanese word for “Male”) is equipped with a full slate of Skyactiv features, including Mazda’s new Skyactiv-D clean diesel – a version of which we recently fell in love with in the CX-5 crossover – and a new i-ELOOP regenerative braking system.

In person, The Takeri offers a very attractive shape, with traditional Mazda cues including a prominent hexagonal grille (we particularly like the subtle matte metal element that links the grille to the headlamps) and short overhangs. More importantly, the showcar appears to be a production-friendly shape if you discount items like the showcar mirrors, slightly oversized 20-inch wheels and raise the roofline by an inch or two. Given the Mazda6’s slow sales pace, a successor can’t get here soon enough.

For more details, check out our high-res image gallery or click on the jump to read the official press release.

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Mazda Takeri concept wows Tokyo Big Sight originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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