Sunday 19 July 2015

MX-5 Roadster ND Development

Concept Image Gallery
This gallery of images were displayed at the recent Roadster Club of Japan (RCOJ) exhibition. They show the development of the ND's exterior design and reveal how influential the original NA roadster was. We can also see some early interior designs using the tachometer as a central feature.

Centre exit exhausts seem to have been a theme too, though sadly they didn't make it to the end. The application of Kodo design features clearly went through many iterations before arriving at the final design. Some design examples were built full scale to better understand how they would look in person. There is even what appears to be an early coupe concept.

Thanks to Eunos JP for the images.