According to Mazda, “the beloved MX-5 Miata is the most-raced car in the world.” If you ever attend a weekend racing event, it’s very likely you will encounter a Miata. For the 2019 model year, the MX-5 Miata continues to stay true to its roots as a quintessential driver’s car and Mazda takes great pride in this heritage. To further bring excitement to the MX-5 Miata lineup, Mazda is set to display a detachable hardtop concept version at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Saloon.
Known as the Mazda Roadster Drop-head Coupe Concept, the vehicle retains Mazda’s newly updated 181 horsepower 2.0-liter inline-four, which is already plenty powerful for a Miata. The aesthetic upgrades include a carbon fiber removable hard top, revised aero-kit, 16-inch Rays forged wheels, a thin decklid spoiler, front and rear red tow rings, and black graphics. The chassis has reinforced bushings, there’s an upgraded clutch and flywheel, and a limited-slip differential.
Mazda is also expected to display “custom style” versions of the CX-5, CX-8, and the all-new Mazda3. The Tokyo Auto Saloon starts on January 11, 2019.