Mazda held an exclusive test drive event for select media of their next-generation Roadster prototype. Featured are images of this new Roadster in action at the event.
This fourth-generation model was unveiled at the Mazda Roadster Thanks Day in Japan last September. It made its auto show debut earlier this month at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon held in Makuhari, Chiba.
The Japanese model is scheduled to be equipped with a 1.5-liter inline 4-cylinder SKYACTIVE-G gasoline engine with 6-speed manual transmission. It produces 131ps of maximum output and 150Nm of maximum torque. The exterior measures at 3,915 x 1,730 x 1,235mm (length x width x height) and has a cargo weight of 1,000kg.
The new Roadster is scheduled for release this June and Mazda may decide to accept pre-orders for the popular sports car.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)