Accessories for New Miata Released

Ed
By Ed Higginbotham
Feb 12, 2015

Mazda just released the new accessories available for the new 2016 Miata while in Chicago for the Chicago Auto Show. Their ceramic-colored prototype on display has all the bells and whistles. So what can you slap on the latest version of Mazda’s iconic roadster?

First of all, you can include a special aero kit, which includes a front air dam, side sill extensions, rear bumper skirt and rear lip spoiler.

On top of the added body styling, there will be Brembo brakes available, BBS wheels, and a luggage rack. Some enthusiasts scoff at a luggage rack on these cars. However, this rack is a little more intense than your everyday chrome suit case holder. It’s made of carbon fiber and weighs less than two pounds. It looks like even luggage racks can be sporty.

So would you choose any of these ad-ons, or is less more?

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LuxInterior
LuxInterior Reader
2/12/15 3:19 p.m.

I'm game for all of the "aero" goodies. What I'm wondering is if/when they'll do a hard top

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/12/15 3:28 p.m.

I dub thee luggage rack the "A Cup" rack as it only weighs 2 lbs

NOHOME
NOHOME UltraDork
2/12/15 4:04 p.m.

Less is more.

Like the wheels.

Doubt it really needs more brakes for regular use; Who needs the added hassle at brake maintenance time.

Hate pretty much all "Aero" packages. This one included.

I so want the car.

twopointwo
twopointwo New Reader
2/12/15 4:07 p.m.

FWIW, I think brake maintenanc on fixed calipers is easier so long as the steel bolts aren't permanetly bonded to the aluminum caliper.

Pad changes are a breeze regardless.

PHeller
PHeller PowerDork
2/13/15 4:02 p.m.

They still haven't address the topic of the screen in the dash.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/13/15 7:26 p.m.

We need more pictures of this stuff. Only shot is of the brakes and front lip.

Spinout007
Spinout007 GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/14/15 7:03 a.m.
LuxInterior wrote: I'm game for all of the "aero" goodies. What I'm wondering is if/when they'll do a hard top

X2 on this. While I love the idea of a PRHT model, not being able to put a roll bar under it kind of killed it for me. SWMBO on the other hand, didn't care.

imarcr2
imarcr2 New Reader
2/14/15 7:07 a.m.

The infotainment system is absolutely not in the way at all...you can even see a bit of the dashboard in front of it while seated

turboswede
turboswede GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/14/15 12:49 p.m.

In reply to Spinout007:

http://www.flyinmiata.com/index.php?deptid=5652&parentid=0&stocknumber=20-28010

Liquidog
Liquidog New Reader
2/23/15 11:52 a.m.

Saw this car in Chicago yesterday at the closing day of the auto show. White is not my color, but this thing is gorgeous. Baby F-type comparisons are apt. It looks really, really good. The BBS/Brembo combo is pure candy. I can't believe how grown up the car looks, but the insanely small proportions belie the fun waiting to be had. They had it about 15 feet from a perfect condition 1990 model, and they both look fantastic. Both doing their own thing on different sides of the same coin.

Dietcoke
Dietcoke
3/5/15 8:46 p.m.

They need to sell a +50hp accessory package to address the disappointing output.

turboswede
turboswede GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/6/15 9:29 p.m.
Dietcoke wrote: They need to sell a +50hp accessory package to address the disappointing output.

Drive it first before you think it needs more HP. The Miata has always been about a low powered engine in a fun and engaging platform, much like the original Euro sportscars it was modeled from.

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