2016 Mazda MX-5 Prototype Filmed on the Road [VVS]

We showed you a teaser of the fourth-gen Mazda MX-5 all wrapped up like a present earlier this morning, so how about we watch a video of the prototype?

The neck-twisting clip (seriously, what’s with that?) was shot by user EVOTatsuya who spotted a camouflaged tester wearing a production body in Japan.

It certainly has a curvier booty and possibly even more pronounced wheel arches than the current MX-5 while keeping the familiar shape of the previous generations of the car.

Even though the styling will no doubt be one of the main talking points of Mazda’s new roadster model, it will be very interesting to see what the firm’s SkyActiv chassis and powertrain technology will bring to the table.

Rumors include a reduction in weight, possibly nearing the 1,000kg mark (2,204 lbs) mark in the fabric-top model, and a new entry-level 1.5-liter four-pot for certain markets such as Europe.
Thanks to Ken for the tip!

@bestcarmagazine 新型Roadsterの開発車両を発見しました!後ろ姿しか取れませんでしたが。 pic.twitter.com/WW4ECTLMIL

— 岡崎竜矢 (@EvoTatsuya) August 8, 2014


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