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Η Mazda δεν έχει σκοπό να αφήσει μία έκθεση με την δημοτικότητα της SEMA να περάσει χωρίς κάποιου είδους “εκμετάλλευση” και γι’ αυτόν ακριβώς τον λόγο, ανακοίνωσε ότι θα παρουσιάσει εκεί δύο πρωτότυπα που βασίζονται στο ολοκαίνουριο MX-5: ο λόγος για το MX-5 Spyder concept και το MX-5 Speedster concept. Το Spyder concept που βλέπεις στο πάνω μισό της φωτογραφίας, θα παρουσιαστεί σε ένα νέο χρώμα με όνομα Mercury Silver και σύμφωνα με την εταιρία, θα έχει την εμφάνιση ενός “vintage roadster”. Δυστυχώς, η υφασμάτινη οροφή είναι ανεβασμένη και κρύβει το εσωτερικό με τις “bespoke” δερμάτινες πινελιές. Το Speedster concept από την άλλη –κάτω μισό της φωτογραφίας- θα είναι σπαρτιατικό. Τόσο σπαρτιατικό που μέχρι και το παρμπρίζ έδωσε τη θέση του σε ένα μικρότερο και πολύ ελαφρύτερο… “παρμπρίζ” – τρόπος του λέγειν. Η Mazda λέει ότι και τα δύο πρωτότυπα είναι “σημαντικά ελαφρύτερα από το MX-5”, λες και το standard μοντέλο έχει ανάγκη την δίαιτα. Δεν αποκάλυψε περισσότερες πληροφορίες αλλά δήλωσε ότι για την δημιουργία των δύο αυτοκινήτων συνεργάστηκε με εταιρίες όπως η Rays Wheels, η KW Suspensions, η American Sunroof Corporation, η Racing Beat κ.ά.

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Μιας που είμαστε στο θέμα της SEMA, η Ford ανακοίνωσε ότι εκτός από όλα τα υπόλοιπα, θα παρουσιάσει και κάποια βελτιωμένα Fiesta ST και Focus ST. Επιγραμματικά, να αναφέρουμε ότι θα παρουσιάσει ένα πορτοκαλί Focus ST με βελτιώσεις της CJ Pony Parts, ένα “μελλοντικό rally-car” από την Rally Innovations, ένα βελτιωμένο από την Cobb Tuning, ένα “ισορροπημένο” Focus ST της FSWerks, ένα slammed Fiesta ST από την Cinemotive Media και ένα “track-ready” Fiesta ST από την DSPort με περισσότερα από 400 άλογα. Περισσότερα για τα μοντέλα της Ford μπορείς να διαβάσεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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Mazda reveals lightweight MX-5 concepts at SEMA

Mazda debuted two design concepts based on its all-new MX-5 today at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster concepts take the MX-5’s lightweight fun-to-drive roadster doctrine a step further, reducing even more weight while accentuating open-air driving.

Designers drew inspiration from vintage roadsters. The MX-5 Spyder features a bikini top, Mercury Silver exterior, carbon fibre aero kit, grille intake, lightweight 17-inch Yokohama ADVAN Racing RS II wheels and a Spinneybeck PRIMA natural full-grain leather interior. The MX-5 Speedster, meanwhile, pares the roadster back to the bare essentials – it even has a deflector in place of the windscreen – for an old school wind-in-the-hair sports car experience. Mazda took its weight-cutting passion to extremes with for example carbon fibre doors and seats as well as custom 16-inch RAYS 57 Extreme Gram Lights wheels. The Speedster tips the scales at only 943kg, and is also 30mm lower than the production MX-5 thanks to an adjustable coilover suspension.

“Both MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster are uncompromising designs that highlight the core strengths of MX-5,” said Ken Saward, design manager at Mazda North American Operations. He and his colleagues at Mazda collaborated with various aftermarket parts suppliers and performance shops to create the two concepts. “With the all-new 2016 MX-5, we have a clean sheet to show how the aftermarket can go wild on our flagship sports car while staying true to its mission.”

The MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster are on display at Mazda’s stand (#11647) in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centre. The SEMA Show is an annual trade event for automobile aftermarket specialty products organised by the Specialty Equipment Market Association. The 2015 event runs until 6 November.

Selected specifications:

Mazda MX-5 Spyder

Engine: SKYACTIV-G 2.0 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT

Wheels: Custom Yokohama ADVAN Racing RS II 17 x 8 (42mm offset)

Brakes: Front Brembo four-piston calipers with vented rotors

Tires: Yokohama ADVAN A048 225/45/17

Shocks: Adjustable coilovers

Weight: 2,301 lbs / 1,043 kg

Exterior colour: Mercury Silver

Interior: Seats and doors trimmed in Spinneybeck PRIMA natural leather

Mazda MX-5 Speedster

Engine: SKYACTIV-G 2.0 DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT

Wheels: Custom RAYS 57 Extreme Gram Lights 16 x 8 (45mm offset)

Brakes: Front Brembo four-piston calipers with vented rotors

Tires: Kumho Ecsta V710 225/50/16

Shocks: K&W adjustable coilover suspension

Weight: 2,080 lbs / 943 kg

Exterior colour: Blue Ether

Seats: Lightweight carbon fibre seats developed by Mu-Len Delta Seat exclusively for the 2016 MX-5, trimmed in black Alcantara

MAZDA TO SHOWCASE LIGHTWEIGHT PERFORMANCE AT SEMA WITH TWO MX-5 MIATA CONCEPTS – MX-5 Spyder and Speedster Concepts Bring Vintage Cues into Modern Designs –

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2015 — The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been an exercise in honing the concept of a lightweight sports car for more than 26 years, created solely for driving exhilaration.

But for the 2015 SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Mazda designers wanted to see what they could do if that idea was taken to the extreme. What they created were two vastly different takes on the fourth-generation MX-5: The 2016 MX-5 Spyder Concept and 2016 MX-5 Speedster Concept.

MX-5 Spyder captures the character of a vintage roadster and translates it into a modern-day design, including bespoke leather interior details that were painstakingly crafted, and featuring a new Mercury Silver concept paint color.

MX-5 Speedster is a study in the extremes of lightweight, purpose-built performance, paying homage to minimalist roadsters of the 1950s. The Blue Ether-painted MX-5 Speedster is uncompromised in its approach to wind-in-the-hair driving, going so far as to eschew a traditional windshield for a lighter deflector.

Both cars are significantly lighter than the 2,332-lbs. MX-5 roadster that customers can purchase at dealers and come with a host of conceptual and aftermarket pieces and fabrication from partners including Racing Beat, Haartz Corporation, ASC – American Sunroof Corporation, Makin Industries/RAYS Wheels, KW Suspensions, Delta Seat, H&R Springs, Lusch, AC&A Manufacturing, Franks Fab Shop, Long Road Racing and SIM Specialty Interior Manufacturing.

MX-5 Spyder and Speedster concepts will be on display at the SEMA Show on November 3-6 at the in the Mazda booth, #11647 in the North Hall.

Fiesta ST/Focus ST Even the Desert Sun Can’t Make These #FordSEMA STs Any Hotter

As Ford’s ST brand of performance cars continues to grow in North America, it makes perfect sense for Ford Performance’s pair of hot hatches to garner attention from custom builders. The Focus ST and Fiesta ST SEMA-bound vehicles show the variety of ways these performance models can be modified to meet and exceed an owner’s expectations. Track capability both on and off-road is easily proven as well as the desire to just have street cred and style.

Ford continues its unrivaled support of the SEMA show this year with the largest OEM stand and over 50 vehicles on display. A step beyond display vehicles, Ford Out Front also offers attendees a unique experience of watching or riding in one of our performance car or trucks on a closed course.

Ultra Orange Ford Focus ST Will Get You All Juiced Up

This Focus ST is the ultimate showcase for CJ Pony Parts, utilizing the best they have to offer in converting this Focus ST into the perfect blend of street capable and track ready. A heavily tuned powertrain featuring an upgraded turbo and AirLift suspension makes this ST perform as well as it looks.

Featuring attention-grabbing Ultra Orange Pearl paint and awesome Fifteen52 Tremac R43 19″ wheels, this Focus ST is a standout wherever it goes.

Modifications: Powertrain

COBB Tuning: Stage 3 Performance Pack Cold air intake Downpipe Full exhaust Motor mount Front-mount intercooler Custom tune via Accessport V3 tuner ATP upgraded turbo package

Chassis

AirLift fully-adjustable suspension COBB Tuning anti-roll bars Wilwood 6-Piston, 14″ front brakes Wilwood 13″ rear brakes

Wheels & Tires

Fifteen52 Tremac R43 (19″ x 8.5″) wheels Nitto NT01 (235/35R19) tires

Exterior

House of Kolor Ultra Orange Pearl paint Paint by GCR Auto Custom CJ Pony Parts front splitter Diode Dynamics LED lights Street Scene side skirt splitters

Interior

Sparco Chrono Road seats Diode Dynamics LED lighting

Ready to Get Dirty: The Sexy, Race Themed Ford Focus ST by Rally Innovations is your Perfect Companion

Rally Innovations has morphed the Focus ST into “The Future of Rally.” The bold look is highlighted by their Gundam-style body kit, liberal use of red accents, and aggressive 19″ matte graphite wheels. Keeping the theme going to the inside of the ST we find a custom roll cage and race seats with 4-point harnesses with the rear seat deleted. This is no poser; the powertrain features a COBB tune, Greddy intake and exhaust as well as an aluminum intercooler with piping. Custom lighting for rally use is setup throughout the vehicle and the coilover suspension makes the Rally Innovations Focus ST ready to take on the most aggressive of dirt courses.

Modifications: Powertrain

Greddy Airinx intake system Greddy Supreme SP exhaust system Greddy 24LS aluminum intercooler and piping kit COBB Tuning Accessport V3

Chassis

RS-R Sports-i coilover suspension R1 Concepts custom slotted rotors and pads Whiteline front and rear camber adjustment bushing kits COBB Tuning adjustable shift plate

Wheels & Tires

Rays 57 Xtreme 19″ x8.5″ matte graphite wheels 5×114.3 bolt pattern, 38mm offset 25mm wheel adapters (5×108 to 5×114.3) Nitto NT555 245/35R19 tires

Exterior

Baja Designs 20″ LED stealth bar with Rally Innovations light plate Baja Designs 3×3 Squadron Pro LED wide cornering lights Beat-Sonic Blaid antenna Rally Innovations: 3-piece aluminum front splitter Aluminum side splitter Wheel diverters Light plate Gundam-style elements Vented hood Rear hatch spoiler Metal wide fenders Side moldings Graphic die cut vinyl scheme JDM Aero hood latches Anaheim Rod & Custom three color paint scheme white pearl with red and graphite gray accents House of Kolor Sno White pearl and Blue Blood red paint LED RED lighting accents

Interior

Rally Innovations 4-point custom roll cage Cusco/Bride Euroster II+C adjustable race seats Cusco 4-point harnesses Rear seat delete and roll cage panels Factory Sony 401A upgraded sound system LED RED lighting accents

COBB Tuning Gears the Ford Focus ST Toward Cycling Enthusiasts with Tasteful and Functional Design

The Focus ST by COBB Tuning is the perfect vehicle for cyclists looking to get into the proper mindset before a race. With suspension and powertrain modifications this ST offers a spirited drive experience whether you are heading to your next race, training ride or just off to pick up groceries.

The clean yet aggressive look of the custom COBB race red paint with gold Rotiform forged DUS wheels makes the ST look ready to tackle the track itself or just make you look damn good while hauling your bike.

Modifications: Powertrain

COBB Tuning: Accessport V3 Turbo-back exhaust system Front-mount intercooler Cold air intake Sound symposer delete Turbo kit

Drivetrain

COBB Tuning: Motor mount Adjustable shift plate Shift knob

Chassis

Accuair e-Level air management system Accuair TWR air suspension StopTech ST-40 front big brake kit StopTech rear rotors and lines

Wheels & Tires

Rotiform forged DUS (18″ x 9.5″) wheels Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires

Exterior

BASF paint: COBB race red by Continental Collision (Georgetown, TX) Triple R Composites front splitter Triple R Composites sideskirt splitters Focus Cayo 4.0 bikes Thule ThruRide bike rack system

Interior

JPM Coachworks Alcantara accents

At the End of the Rainbow is Where You Will Find the ST Pot of Gold

Looking for the best balance of handling and power, FSWERKS has created this well-refined Focus ST. Keeping the exterior clean was a priority; the only changes you will see here are sideskirts, a front splitter and a more aggressive wheel/tire combination. Their focus was on the heart of the ST, giving it more power through better breathing and a short throw shift kit for quicker, more precise throws. To keep the ST a well-rounded overall performance vehicle, they also upgraded the brakes, added a lower front stress bar and anti-sway bar with a coilover suspension to keep everything buttoned up when taking on curvy roads or a track.

Modifications: Powertrain

FSWERKS: Cool-Flo air intake system 3″ stainless steel turbo-back exhaust system Front-mount intercooler Short shift kit Rear engine mount COBB Tuning / FSWERKS custom ECU programming

Chassis

H&R Special Springs street coilover suspension FSWERKS lower front stress bar COBB Tuning anti-sway bar StopTech big brake kit FSWERKS stainless steel brake lines

Wheels & Tires

Rotiform monoblock LVS (19″ x 8.5″) wheels Continental ExtremeContact DW (235/35R19) tires

Exterior

Triple R Composites front splitter and sideskirts

Interior

COBB Tuning Accessport V3 data monitoring and logging device

CINEMOTIVE MEDIA Uses the Power of the FiST to Make the Move From the Big Screen to the Garage

Showing its versatility, the Fiesta ST proves to be a strong candidate in a support or gear inspired role. CINEMOTIVE MEDIA has transformed this pocket rocket into a stylish and capable support vehicle, all while keeping its corner carving capability.

Featuring a bicycle roof rack and Ignited HID lighting, this Fiesta ST could light a scene or just allow you to arrive there in style. The Fifteen52 body kit with the BC Racing coilover suspension gives the ST a strong presence, while the unique green paint and matte gold accents provide a sophisticated look. The full gamut of COBB Tuning goodies were installed under the hood making this one feisty Fiesta.

Modifications: Powertrain

COBB Tuning: Stage 3 power package Front-mount intercooler Cold air intake Accessport V3 Downpipe Turbo-back exhaust Rear engine mount Smart blow-off valve

Chassis

BC Racing BR Type coilover suspension Baer 6-piston brake calipers Baer 2-piece slotted and drilled rotors

Wheels & Tires

ADV.1 ADV5 Track Spec (17″ x 9″ front, 17″ x 9.5″ rear) wheels Falken RT-615K (205/40R17 front, 215/40R17 rear) tires

Exterior

Square 1 Armoring York Castle Green Metallic paint Fifteen52 front carbon lip Fifteen52 carbon sideskirts Fifteen52 carbon rear wing Xpel Tech paint protection film by @thesignsavers Ignited HID headlights Ignited HID fog lights SeaSucker Mini Bomber bicycle roof mounted rack w/spare wheel Giant Bicycles Propel Advance

Interior

COBB Tuning shift knob Recaro OEM seats SS Tuning steering wheel

Putting the ST in Fast: Orange is the New Black

DSPORT jumped into their project car with the idea of “Exploring the 1.6-liter EcoBoost limits with a track-ready Fiesta ST.” With plentiful modifications for the powertrain and chassis, this Fiesta ST has become a highly capable track machine, so capable its 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine could produce north of 400 horsepower at high boost levels. DSPORT has race-prepped this ST to compete in the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car (TC) class where it will be restricted to only 300 horsepower per class rules.

Modifications: Powertrain

Full-Race Motorsports: SS Turbo manifold Exhaust Front-mount intercooler Aluminum intercooler pipes Mishimoto: Oil cooler Catch can Radiator hoses BorgWarner EFR 6258 Turbo BOOMBA injector plate RC Engineering 4 x 320cc/min port fuel injectors COBB Tuning Accessport V3 CP-Carrillo CP pistons CP-Carrillo Carrillo Pro-H straight beam rods Club DSPORT Machine Shop engine assembly

Chassis

KW 2-way independent adjustable coilover suspension Eibach rear anti-roll bar Wilwood 6-piston, 12.2″ front brakes Wilwood 11.8″ rear brakes

Wheels & Tires

Volk Racing TE37V forged racing wheels Club DSPORT 4 x 100mm wheel hub conversion Pirelli P-Zero Racing Slicks (245/620R17) tires

Exterior

Fifteen52 front lip extension Fifteen52 rocker extensions Club DSPORT Machine Shop front brake cooling ducts Color-sanded and buffed molten lava base color

Interior

Design Craft Fabrication World Challenge TC-Spec 8-point roll cage SPARCO Pro ADV seats SPARCO steering wheel