The Mazda MX-5 Cup Series car showed off its stuff at the annual SEMA gathering in Las Vegas this year. Is this mini-wonder gearing up toward success in the racing arena? When it comes to the Miata…or…the MX-5…t is either adored or scorned. Luckily, looks do not matter much in racing, so most will have to agree that if it is simplified with lightness, it stands a chance.
The Mazda MX-5 Cup Series is geared toward uniformity in racing.
The MX-5 Cup Series will emerge in 2016 and the front-runner is to be the 4th generation MX-5 car. Some compare the aesthetics of this model to a sort of mini F-Type, which is a welcome departure from the overdone Miata styling. So what does the brand have in store for the MX-5 Cup Series? Managing executive officer of global sales Masahiro Moro shed some light on the subject: “We are excited to take the elements of success of the existing Mazda MX-5 Cup Series and introduce them to a new global audience. It has long been our goal to see Mazda fans around the world competing in identical MX-5s, and the launch of the 2016 MX-5 Miata is the perfect time to make this goal a reality.”