More Mazda MX-5 Superlight Concept: 2,193 Lbs Of Stripped-Out Awesome

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We practically fell over in spasms of awesome-induced joy when we saw the first renderings of the Mazda MX-5 Superlight Concept. Now we've got a whole slew of photos of the 995 Kg stripped-down, carbon fiber and cold-filtered sports car.

So Mazda decided to blow our minds by transforming the fun Mazda Miata into an awesome, purpose-built, speedster in the form of the MX-5 Superlight Concept. It'll debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and when it does, it'll show off one of the purest interpretations of the car in the nameplate's history. What takes the Superlight from "pretty neat" to "spectacularly unbelievable" is the detailing. Instead of just taking bits off, it's what Mazda added in terms of attention to detail which makes it so cool. The roll hoops have integrated high mount brake lights. The carbon fiber dash elements hold real toggle switches — even the shift knob's been sliced down to reduce weight but boasts better styling. Forget the other supercars debuting at Frankfurt, we want the Miata. Be sure to check out the massive 54 image gallery and until we get complete details, satisfy yourself with the bare specs:

Technical Specifications

* Body Type : Roadster Monocoque
* Seating capacity: 2
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External Dimensions
o Overall length: 4,020 mm
o Overall width: 1,720 mm
o Overall height (unloaded): 1,110 mm
o Wheelbase: 2,330 mm
o Track (front/rear): 1,540/1,545 mm
o Ground clearance: 106 mm
* Engine: MZR 1.8-litre petrol
* Max. power: 126 PS (93 kW) at 6,500 rpm
* Max. torque: 167 Nm at 4,500 rpm
* Transmission: 5-speed manual
* Front/rear suspension: Double wishbone/Multi-link
* Damper (front/rear): Bilstein® monotube
* Tyre size: 205/45 R17
* Brake type (front/rear): Ventilated discs/Solid discs
* Brake diameter (front/rear): 300/280 mm
* Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8,9 s
* Fuel consumption (combined): 6,3 l/100km
* CO2 emissions (combined): 150 g/km
* Min. kerb weight (without driver): 995 kg

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DISCUSSION

I have been lurking on and off all day today, looking for interesting content. Sigh, almost none today.

To recap: From last night, another overpriced, extravagant, Ferrari. Meh.

A Trabant NPOCP: Interesting.

A Man buries in his car: Odd

A tour of the Manhattan Motor Club. Have you seen the Club Dues for this place?

A Video on a Triumph Bike. OK

A Tacoma Concept. Meh

Brazilian Armored Cars: Not at all surprising.

A Lotus Evora: Meh

Supercar Resurection: Meh

Tesla on China: Meh

Bay Bridge Rapairs: Interesting

Mazda Superlight: Super Meh

Nascar Graphics design by a 13 year old: Well, aren't they all?

All in all, it seems more like Autoblog, or Left Lane News than Jalopnik. Just sayin.