LA Auto Show: Mazda Active2 Concepts

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Mazda's in-house tuning company, Mazdaspeed, gave the Mazda2 a makeover package, dubbed as the 2Evil Special concept car. It is currently showcased at the L.A. Auto Show.

At the same time, the standard Mazda2 also made its North American debut at the show and put on display 2 concept cars to commemorate its arrival, the Mazda Active2 Surf & Snow Special Concepts.

The Mazda 2Evil Special is described by the company as "a weekend track car that can function equally well as an urban commuter."

Compared to the standard Mazda2, the 2Evil Special has a much more aggressive stance, sitting lower and featuring a new front spoiler and wider side skirts.

Mazda added a rear diffuser, while the rear spoiler has been added to increase downforce and give it a racing look. The concept has a Ceramic Grey color and lime green detailing is featured on the wheels and door mirrors.

On the car, Mazdaspeed and '55' transfers are found. The 55 is a tribute to the firm's 1991 Le Mans-winning 787B racer.

Of course, it is't only its appearance that has been changed. Mazda placed 17-inch wheels equipped with 215/45 Yokohama Advan tires, a new coilover suspension system and a Magna performance exhaust system.

Press Release

Customized MAZDA2 Concepts Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show

Mazda 2Evil Special Concept

This concept is inspired by the weekend track car but one that can function equally well as an urban commuter. The body has been modified to show a more aggressive front spoiler and a deeper side rocker for improved aerodynamics and lower overall stance. A strong lower diffuser is added to enhance the rear proportion and more emphasis is placed on the exhaust tip. The rear upper spoiler was redesigned for both additional downforce and a race appearance. The dynamic MAZDA2 body is finished in Ceramic Grey metallic with subtle motorsports inspired graphics. The graphics are finished off with the historic number 55, a tribute to the 1991 Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B race car. Wheels, mirrors and other details are accented in Spirited Green. To top it off, the performance and stance are enhanced with 17" wheels, 215/45/17 Yokahama Advan tires, lowered coil-over suspension provided by H&R and Magna performance exhaust.

The Mazda Active2 Surf & Snow Special Concepts

The Active2 Surf exterior showcases a more aggressive front bumper and rocker. Adding to the sport theme, 17" wheels with 215/45/17 Yokahama Tires and H&R coil over suspension were applied. The sheet metal is finished in Spirited Green and detailed with Active2 graphics. These subtle effects are displayed on the hood and driver-side fender. The graphics are finished in graphite and white, with matching wheels and mirrors. To support the overall concept, the Active2 Surf has been set up with a Thule roof rack system and a matching carbon fiber surfboard.

The Active2 Snow exterior showcases a more aggressive front bumper and rocker. Adding to the sport theme, 17" wheels with 215/45/17 Yokahama Tires and H&R coil over suspension were applied. The sheet metal is finished in Frozen White and detailed with Active2 graphics. These subtle effects are displayed on the hood and driver-side fender. The graphics are finished in graphite and Spirited Green, with matching wheels and mirrors. To support the overall concept, the Active2 Snow has been set up with a Thule roof rack system and matching snowboards.

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