Mazda to celebrate Miata MX-5’;s 25th birthday in New York
Everyone’;s preferred autocrosser, the Mazda Miata MX-5, is celebrating its 25th birthday in 2014. It made its global debut way back in 1989 at the Chicago Automobile Present. This 12 months, at the New York automobile present, the organization is going to host its biggest birthday celebration but.
Mazda will showcase 15 of its favorite MX-5 cars, ranging from car demonstrate concepts to race autos and manufacturing models.
“The MX-5 Miata is the quintessential Mazda,” explained Jim O’;Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North America. “And right after 25 years, each and every motor vehicle in the lineup continues to function some characteristic of MX-5: a fluid shifter, lightness on its feet, quickness close to a corner, a entertaining-to-drive DNA. With all the whiz-bang technology and comfort amenities more and more added to present day cars, MX-5’;s direct connection among automobile and driver still stays the standard attribute that puts smiles on drivers’; faces.”
We will not see the new Mazda on our streets right up until subsequent yr, we think, and its platform-sharing Alfa Spider brother could consider even longer, if it occurs at all. We noticed some photos of the pair final July, when the firm announced the pairing.
We never know also considerably far more. The Alfa and Mazda will share windshields and frames, front bulkhead and engine compartments, and front and rear axles. About 40 % of the parts are frequent.
The roadsters will excess weight about 2,200 pounds, and deliver about 170 hp. Verify out our breakdown of the new automobile from late final 12 months.
UPDATE: Our sources have confirmed that Mazda will carry the new MX-5 to the New York automobile show. The actual launch date it nevertheless to be made the decision. The original program, in accordance to sources, was that the automobile would be unveiled in Chicago, where the initial was unveiled 25 many years ago.
We’;ll preserve you informed as the New York demonstrate approaches.
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