You may have notice that there is a quite a lot of excitement around here about this year’s new Mazda MX-5 Miata Roadster. Twenty six years ago the Japanese sports car took the classic european roadster concept and made it practical and reliable without loosing its charm. While every other manufacturer tries to improve the roadster by adding technology and complexity, Mazda have kept it simple, affordable and fun.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Edition was revealed in New York as an even more driver focused model with details that suggest it would be as handy on the track as it would be wriggling down windy backroads. Consistent with the car’s history, changes are very much based around handling improvements rather any engine performance boosts. A limited-slip differential will improve traction when the car is pushed to its limits as well as in poor weather conditions while the suspension is tuned for performance driving with Bilstein shock absorbers and a strut tower brace at the front. Small front and rear spoilers add a more purposeful look along with gunmetal 17-inch alloy wheels.
Further options include a set of more powerful Brembo brakes, lightweight BBS alloy wheels and the aerodynamic side sill extensions and rear bumper skirt developed for the MX-5 Global Cup racing car.
So far the Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Edition is only known to be available to American customers however this or similar cars may also be offered globally in the future.