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Okay, so it's not actually called the MX-5 in Japan. It's simply known as the Roadster. But regardless, this is one modified Miata we certainly wouldn't mind seeing Stateside.

The MX-5 Mazdaspeed M'z Tune Concept was developed by the engineering geeks at Mazda E&T and in addition to the aero kit, fender and hood vents, the Roadster gets a new muffler and a remapped ECU that increases power output between 7- and 8-percent. On the sticky side of things, the drop top gets 18-inch rollers, Bilstein dampers (probably some revised springs too, but nothing was mentioned) and a set of sport thrones.

Mazda contends that the M'z Tune Concept is just that, a concept, but according to Winding Road, Mazda officials would like to bring such a variant to the U.S. We're alright with that.

[Source: Winding Road]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      This is hot! Wonder how fast does it go?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Solstice & Sky vs. MX-5 = NO COMPETITION

      MX-5 is the thinking man's car. (or thinking chick's car for those who think it too girly)

      Solstice and Sky look and probably drive great but Mazda's technological prowess leaves them both in the dust.

      • 8 Years Ago
      They need to do the aero kit and drop the 2.3 turbo engine in it. It should eat the red line Saturn for lunch!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm not hating on the Saturn. I sell Mazda's and Fords and right now, base model to base model, the MX-5 is a better car. When they do put the speed3 engine in it, it will surpass the pontiac GXP and Solstice Red line with the weight advantage. It will complete the lineup. Like I said, not hating, but the MX-5 is a better package then the GM offerings. The just happen to have a go fast option before Mazda.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Give us an article on the Yellow Mazda 3 in the background...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Everything looks great, except for the front lip spoiler, which doesn't follow or enhance the shape of the body in the slightest. It makes the car appear to have a goiter on each side in the front.