June 18, 2024

SEMA 2012: Mazda MX-5 Super25 concept

Mazda MX-5 Super25 Concept

Usually when a manufacturer comes to the SEMA show, it comes up with a familiar model that gets some unfamiliar tune-ups and then be done.

So why would Mazda come up with something called a concept? No idea, but that’s what the Mazda MX-5 Super25 is supposed to be.

Mazda MX-5 Super25 Concept
Mazda MX-5 Super25 Concept

What it appears to be however is a racing version of their ever popular roadster. Maybe they’re calling it a concept in order to tell us it’s not happening.

This version of the Mazda MX-5 is said to have been designed with endurance racing in mind. This is something very important for Mazda.

Long memory blessed folks will remember that back in 1991 Mazda won the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The highly prestigious race is quite the trophy to have in your cap, it’s more important than that though.

Mazda MX-5 Super25 Concept
Mazda MX-5 Super25 Concept

Mazda is actually the only Japanese car maker to have ever won at the race and they did it with a 787B racing car which had the number 55.

What an interesting coincidence that this new MX-5 would get the same sort of number on the side. If memory kicks back in we might recall Mazda abusing this number before.

They didn’t abuse the livery of that car though and they actually opted for a paint scheme which mimmicks the Mazdaspeed racing colors.

Mazda MX-5 Super25 Concept
Mazda MX-5 Super25 Concept

The only thing that seems a little unusual is that there’s no mention of exactly what performance the MX-5 Super25 concept would be capable of.

All we have to go on is the enormous size of the brakes.

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