Mazda will reveal the Mazda MX-5 GT concept - a potent 205bhp road-legal MX-5 - at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Inspired by the Mazda MX-5 GT racer, the GT concept is powered by a highly-tuned, naturally aspirated 2.0-litre engine. Drive is sent to the road via a standard six-speed manual gearbox.
Features of the hot MX-5 include adjustable coilover suspension, carbonfibre front and rear splitters and a rear boot spoiler. The firm has also added a centrally mounted sports exhaust to improve air flow and to enhance the four-pot’s engine note.
Inside the concept’s cabin, the GT gets lightweight Recaro sports seats as well as extensive use of carbonfibre around the GT’s instrumentation.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed will be used by Mazda to gauge public reaction to the 205bhp concept. To showcase the concept’s performance potential, the GT will be driven up the legendary hill circuit.
Mazda’s most recent hot MX-5 – the 244bhp supercharged Mazda MX-5 Yusho concept – was shown at the Leipzig motor show at the beginning of June. According to the marque, it was capable of 155mph. It remains a concept car only.