Mazda3 Forums banner

1 - 20 of 24 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·

·
Registered
Joined
·
147 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Here is the text that goes with it:

Mazda releases 'Roadster Coupe'

- Stylish two-seat sports coupe, available in four grades and three different packages -



Mazda Motor Corporation has released two-seat "Roadster Coupe." The much-anticipated sports coupe is available by customer order from Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships across Japan.



The Roadster Coupe is a two-seat sports coupe based on Mazda's popular Roadster. With its responsive handling and exhilarating performance, the Roadster truly embodies Mazda's brand personality. The Roadster Coupe further builds on the fun to drive characteristics of the original Roadster and is designed to appeal to customers who value impressive styling and driving performance. Production of this vehicle was achieved with technologies developed by Mazda Engineering and Technology Co. Ltd. The 100% Mazda-owned subsidiary specializes in technologies for the development of limited production models.

Major Features
-
Refined Coupe Style
The stylish Roadster Coupe further advances on the design of its base model the Roadster. Hand modeling and the latest CAD technology were employed in the process to create a semi-classic feel that combines sporty and dynamic features with functional styling. The Roadster Coupe is the only domestically produced rear drive coupe with an engine size less than two liters.

-
High rigidity body structure
During development of the vehicle's closed body, engineers revised the body structure in order to enhance body rigidity. This was achieved with a total weight increase of only ten kilograms. These improvements further advance on the fun to drive qualities of the original Roadster.

-
Choice of 4 grades with 3 package types
Aimed at customers who value uniqueness and refined styling, the Roadster Coupe comes in four grades with a choice of three package types. Production of Type A and Type E vehicles is limited to 200 units and 150 units, respectively. 1) Roadster Coupe/Type S: Basic front design same as the Roadster
2) Type A: Authentic design reminiscent of traditional racing cars
3) Type E: Refined and elegant design


Specifications
- Roadster Coupe (Base model: 1600SP): 1.6 liter/5MT 125PS
- Type S (Base model: 1800RS): 1.8 liter/6MT 160PS
- Type A (Base model: 1800RS): 1.8 liter/6MT 160PS
- Type E (Base model: 1800VS Combination B): 1.8 liter/4AT 154PS


Major Exclusive Equipment
[Common Equipment]
Original coupe body rear quarter window and rear window (with defroster).
[Type A Exclusive Equipment]
Front grill, front fog lamps, front bumper face/fender arch molding/rear spoiler (made of fiberglass-reinforced plastic), front under spoiler/side skirt/rear under skirt (made of carbon fiberglass-reinforced plastic), headlamp bezels, and rear combination lamp bezels.
[Type E Exclusive Equipment]
Front grill, front fog lamps, front bumper face (fiberglass-reinforced plastic), and rear combination lamp bezels.



Body Colors
[Roadster Coupe/Type S]
Available in: Pure White, Sunlight Silver Metallic, and Classic Red.
[Type A/Type E]
Available in Lightning Yellow and Velocity Red.



Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (without tax)
(Unit: 1,000 yen)
Grade Engine Drive Transmission Retail Price
Roadster Coupe Inline 4 1.6L DOHC RWD 5MT 2,350
Type S Inline 4 1.8L DOHC 6MT 2,750
Type A Inline 4 1.8L DOHC 6MT 3,100
Type E Inline 4 1.8L DOHC 4EC-AT 2,800


first post, yellow one is type A and red type E, silver one is just labeled mazda roadster coupe
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
984 Posts
That's one way to increase your post count! :) lol

Looks like a freshened RX-7. Must be for the Japanese market. There was talk about us getting the RX-7 back in 2006/2007.

Merciles, please post your location in your profile. Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14,337 Posts
It's a Miata, guys... not an RX-7.

That being said, I've been waiting for a Miata coupe for a long time... not that I can afford one right now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
984 Posts
Oops. You're right. The angles threw me off and it made the front end look longer. I guess that's what happens when I try to be productive at 2 in the morning. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
98 Posts
Yah, I think they're re-doing the miata to keep in tune with their naming conventions and styles they're doing recently with the 6, the 3 and the Rx-8.

The miata was one of their most popular cars too, it's about time they did that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
86 Posts
That photoshop has been totally discredited. The next gen Miata is not like that at all. Bob Hall who is regarded as the father of the original Miata is still very close to the MX-5 program managers. That is not the next gen Miata according to him.
 
1 - 20 of 24 Posts
Top