Mazda MX-5 Super25 raises the bar

5 December 2012
Mazda MX-5 Super25 raises the bar
The Super25 features MazdaSpeed Motorsports Development livery.

The MX-5 Super25 goes beyond the short-track prowess of the Super20, the previous MX-5 concept vehicle built for SEMA (America's annual accessory expo in Las Vegas).

Unlike its predecessor which was loud, proud and boisterous with its bursts of turbocharged energy the Super25 was crafted with endurance racing in mind.

Known for its commanding number of grassroots motorsports racers, the MX-5 is the epitome of a light and limber sports car that won't burn a hole through an enthusiast's pocket.

With such a dependable starting point from which to build, the MX-5 was an optimal choice for creating a concept with the ability to handle such long-distance, weary-heavy racing.

It's outfitted with a multitude of racing-inspired exterior features coupled with Mazda Design-created interior touches.

The Super25 features MazdaSpeed Motorsports Development livery and is poised on 17-inch Volk Racing T37 six-spoke matte black wheels suited in BFGoodrich g-Force R1 225-45ZR17 tyres.

A Sparco Evo competition racing seat provides the lone sitting area. The driver's cockpit is further customised with Mazda Design-developed Charcoal ultra-suede material featuring Tomato Red perforated inserts.

The six-point racing harness by Sparco ensures the driver is snug as well as comfortable during competitions while an AiM MXL data acquisition logger custom-fitted into the dash offers real-time ECU figures. No mechanical details were forthcoming.