A recently presented study could indicate that the Japanese are preparing another sports car. This is how the roadster form would suit him.

The Mazda MX-5 has been on the market for eight years in its current fourth generation, and even though it has now received a facelift and will continue to be produced for some time, the question is where to go next. At the Japan Mobility Show, the manufacturer brought the Iconic SP concept (video below), which is an electric car with an extended range and beautiful shapes – albeit almost 27 centimeters longer than the current Miata. The drive here is handled by electricity in combination with a twin-rotor Wankel, the output is a very nice 272 kW.

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Designer Theottle has now tried to screw the style of the Iconic SP concept onto the proportions of the ND generation MX-5. The result looks extremely good, it has very nice lines, it is not aggressive (which is important for a Miata, as the people from Mazda once explained to us directly at the presentation) and, thanks to the narrow LED headlights, it is quite reminiscent of the first generation NA with folding lights, aka Mrkačka. It also has nice shapes at the back, the rear lights of the Iconic SP concept suit the MX-5 as they also resemble the two-circle motif known from the first two generations. If the future roadster looked like this, we wouldn’t be mad at all.


The Japanese car company was founded in 1920 by Jujiro Matsuda. The title sometimes refers to his name, sometimes to the Persian god Ahura Mazda.

In 1979, he joined Mazda Ford, which gradually increased and sold its share. But today he already owns a small part of the company.

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