The upcoming 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, which will kick off this January, will see Mazda showcasing a wicked trio of Racing Concept cars, two race cars, as well as a handful of exciting concepts.
First up, attracting visitors to its booth at the Makuhari Messe will be the MX-5 (known as the Roadster there), Mazda6 (Atenza) and CX-3 Racing Concept models. Each car is tastefully painted in black, matched with sporty Mazdaspeed aerokit with red accents for the MX-5 and CX-3, and black wheels.
Inside, the three gets Alcantara trim and upholstery. The roadster gets Recaro bucket seats as standard, while the crossover and sedan settle with equally gorgeous Mazdaspeed sport seats. Mazda has yet to mention if there’s anything done in regards to performance but all three cars appear to ride on lowered suspension and are equipped with a six-speed manual. The MX-5 is said to feature height-adjustable suspension and a performance chassis bracing kit.
As for the race cars, Mazda is bringing an MX-5 NR-A, which packs a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine, six-speed manual, adjustable suspension and performance brakes, among others. The other one is a Mazda2 15MB race car featuring a stripped-out interior with full bucket seats and a roll cage, and a 1.5-litre Skyactiv-G engine under its hood.
Set to join its production counterparts are the MX-5 Cup Car, LM55 Vision Gran Turismo and the RX-Vision concept, which could well be the long-awaited replacement for the RX-8.
MX-5 Racing Concept
CX-3 Racing Concept
Mazda6 Racing Concept