• Oct 30th 2012 at 6:39PM
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Following up on last year's MX-5 Super20 Concept, Mazda has pulled the covers off a somewhat different, though still motorsports-oriented, two-seat roadster concept.

Mazda says the Super25 was created with endurance racing in mind, with a set of PIAA 40 Series halogen lamps front and center to light the way ahead, and a Sparco racing seat, harness and steering wheel keep the driver well in control. An AiM MXL data acquisition logger is set into the dash to help keep track of essential track and car data.

Painted up in Mazdaspeed racing colors – black, gray and red – with Brilliant White highlights, the Super25 carries the number 55 proudly on its sides. This number is significant, as those are the digits that Mazda's historic Le Mans racer wore in 1991.

Check out all the details in the press release below and the live photos above.
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MX-5 Super25

The MX-5 Super25 dives deeper into the spirit of Mazda's motorsports DNA and goes beyond the short-track prowess of the Super20, the previous MX-5 concept vehicle built for SEMA. 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 Miata 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. Outfitted with a multitude of racing-inspired exterior features coupled with Mazda Design-created interior touches, the Super25 is labeled with the quick-to-motivate "55" racing number. A significant figure in the history of Mazda Motorsports, the distinction is a tribute to the brand's historic 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans win that made Mazda the first (and still the only) Japanese manufacturer to ever be named champion.

The Super25 features the bold yet refined core colors of MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development – black, gray and red. Covered in a commanding Super Red gloss, Brilliant White appears as minimal character details along the hood with a matte Black Mica finish dressing the lower portions of the vehicle from the front and rear fascia as well as along the side skirts. The black, red and white pattern continues onto the glossy black surface of the sports car's fixed hard top with Brilliant White stripes remaining extending through onto the trunk lid. A customized four-lamp lighting pod is embedded just above the modified grille and is equipped with bright-for-the-night (and day) PIAA 40 Series halogens on the inside flanked by 510 Super White Driving halogens on the outside. Super25 looks handsomely poised on 17-inch Volk Racing T37 six-spoke matte black wheels suited in BFGoodrich g-Force™ R1™ 225-45ZR17 tires.

A Sparco Evo competition racing seat provides the lone sitting area within the Super25. The driver's cockpit is further customized with Mazda Design-developed Charcoal ultra-suede material featuring Tomato Red perforated inserts. The suede Sparco R323 competition steering wheel allows for even more control and precision within the driver's hands. 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.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and
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    • 1 Second Ago
      Vien Huynh
      • 2 Years Ago
      It look great!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Put that racer-diesel innit and race LeMans.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love this so much more than the cheesed out tuners at SEMA. This is genuine....22's on a Mazda 3 road car is not
      Richard D.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bzzzzt. Mazda North America Operations Press Release fail....as the MX-5 Super20 was supercharged, not turbocharged.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Love to take this thing to the track. Must be amazing to drive.
      • 2 Years Ago
      Offer a 300 HP street version Pls.
      • 2 Years Ago
      I REALLY LIKE that Mazda FINALLY got rid of those goofy quarter windows on the door! One clean sheet of glass on the door. Quarter windows are great, if done well. Like a Ferrari 308, 246 Dino, Lotus Esprit, Fiat X1/9, Lancia Montecarlo, VW Golf I(Rabbit) and II, VW Scirocco I and II, Porsche 911, etc. But these modern day quarter windows that are-but are not, like the new VW Touareg, modern Peugeots and Renaults, the Bentley Continental, sadly, the updated Bugatti Veyron, the new Ford Mondeo/Fusion, the current Miata, and so forth, are just STUPID LOOKING!!!! Aston Martin got rid of theirs about 1-2 years ago, and the cars look much cleaner and more serious without them. Aston Martin got rid of them. Mazda did on this concept, and I hope they hit production. Bentley, were still waiting....
      Richard D.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Super25 was created for the 25hrs of Thunderhill, but did, in the end, not race there. The Super20 was created back in 2009 to celebrate the Miata / MX-5's 20th anniversary, but really wasn't shown around too much until two years later...
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