EV MX-5: Ready to Outrun Rivals

‘Tesla Roadster Challenged by HotCars Artist’s Concept Car?’

For over 3 decades, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has established itself as a standout in its sector. With a rear-mounted motor, rear-wheel-drive layout, and manual transmission, this simple yet classic sports car has presented drivers with maximum enjoyment in a lightweight two-seater package. In addition, its ability to be modified further amplifies its popularity. Thus, it is easy to understand why the MX-5 Miata has stayed on top for so long.

Suppose the MX-5 would transition to full electric. Contrary to Mazda’s plan of bringing on a battery powered car sometime in the future, HotCars graphic artist Timothy Adry Emmanuel has created a concept vehicle that satiates the hunger of those who don’t want to wait – enough to give electric sports car makers a run for their money.

Emmanuel’s concept automobile preserves the renowned configuration of the Mazda MX-5 Miata, both with fixed roof and convertible versions. Yet, to begin with, he’s reinforced the wheel arches and increased the dimensions of the rims.

More inconspicuous design elements add considerably to this conception’s total styling. As an illustration, Emmanuel resurrects the pop-up headlights of the initial NA MX-5 model. Though, on this occasion they are more curvaceous and flowing than the rectangular first-iterations.

The side mirrors are an aesthetic preference that sets this concept car aside. Stretching out horizontally from the A-pillar, they present a current look while on the other hand calling to mind a modified Japanese Domestic Market vehicle.

The artist crafted the rear end of the car, evening out the deck and flattening it slightly. To modernize it further, he replaced the original round headlights with two crescent-shaped designs.

The MX-5 now boasts a selection of transformations as well as a performance-oriented interior; these resulting enhancements cause the car to bear comparison with more ostentatious models, such as the Porsche 918 Spyder or Mazda’s own competitively engineered RT24-P.

The MX-5’s fresh façade deserves to be matched with an electric powertrain. Yet, while Mazda might eventually opt for a standard hybrid rotary for this vehicle, as of now it requires more powerful capabilities.

It’s not exactly enough for it to just run on two electric engines, such as the Porsche Taycan or Mazda’s future RX-9. Rather, it’s taking things a stage further with a formidable trimotor design, in a manner of speaking similar to the Tesla Model S Plaid and the Lucid Air Sapphire. This setup will jam an incredible boost of power onto the original gasoline-fueled MX-5’s 181 hp, resulting in a total of over 1,000 hp.

Whereas transitioning from RWD to AWD might entail a certain adjustment, we are of the opinion that it’s a minor concession to make in order to gain access to a robust Mazda EV, which would undoubtedly place the Plaids, Taycans, and even Tesla’s upcoming Roadster on alert.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *