Fifty shades of gray – Mazda MX-5 tuning – Car Engine

The condition of the car at the start of the conversion: the Mazda MX-5 is a real little adventure car. The rear appears higher than the gray bumper. Photo: AMTS

This year, the organizers of AMTS chose a deservedly legendary little sports car, the Mazda MX-5 Roadster, as the main prize to be rebuilt and drawn at the show. Just a reminder: last year, a Mini Cooper Coupé, followed by a Porsche Boxster S, a Ford Mustang, two Audi TTs and a BMW Z4 Roadster, and previously, among others, a Volkswagen Scirocco and a VW EOS, were the conversion and raffle. his daughter.

The disassembly of the interior will begin, then we will find a place for this subwoofer… The chassis will be replaced, the foiling of the car is made according to the graphic design

Selected this year is a 2011 vintage Mazda MX-5 NC Roadster, which the organizers have set aside four days to rebuild. Once again, a thorough redesign has been invented to make the spectacular change in the car a good representation of the essence of tuning. The car was in good condition at the time of purchase, AMTS organizers are watching this so that there is as little maintenance work on the car as possible and they can focus entirely on tuning. The purchase of Mazda was again preceded by a longer search period.

Already “almost ready” condition, boot with amplifier

The factory black car was first taken to pieces in the usual scenario, which was needed for several reasons. On the one hand, new design elements have been installed, and on the other hand, the movable elements must be removed for foiling. The front bumper was fitted with track-type abrasion, the side bumpers on the side, and a medium-sized wing, some from the Magnatuning range, on the boot lid. KPMF foil was used to wrap the body.

The finished upholstered cabin

But let’s continue why we had to take the car to pieces! The chassis was dismantled to fit the new height-adjustable ST sports suspension kit. After assembling, the new 10-spoke, 18-inch gray rims, Japan Racing SL01, which featured Toyo Proxes tires, were added to highlight the planting. The passenger and luggage compartments were dropped due to the installation of a hi-fi installation and the unique re-upholstery of the cabin equipment. The deboned chestnut was lined with STP sound and vibration damping materials on the inside and then wired into the hi-fi components. In the meantime, the housing of the amplifier to be installed in the trunk and its upholstery of the same material as the passenger compartment have also been completed. MAC Audio speakers were used to build the hi-fi, a set of components, a subwoofer and an amplifier were included. The head unit is a 2 DIN size CMP multimedia head unit manufactured for the MX-5.


Upholstery work was traditionally done by Bara Upholstery. The color scheme of the cabin has been adapted to the new exterior, so we can find gray and white leather surfaces. The appearance of the new upholstery was tossed up with a unique sewing pattern, embroidered embroidery on the headrests and white thread stitches. The steering wheel has also been repainted, the white element is the center position indicator. A white threaded skirt was also sewn on the shift lever and the handbrake lever.

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