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Koenigsegg feels nostalgic, uses Mazda MX-5 Miata as inspiration for Regera hypercar

The founder of Koenigsegg Automotive, Christian Von Koenigsegg, is now going to be designing his dream supercar, the Regera. The CEO gets his design inspiration from the Mazda MX-5 Miata. You didn’t expect that he would get his inspiration from a highly accessible sports car, did you?

But that’s not all. He also features the Swedish flag in his design as well by incorporating the colours of the flag on the Regera’s exterior paint. But instead of using the typical blue and yellow shades of the flag, he gave it a little more class - Koenigsegg combined blue-tinted carbon and gold leaf accents. So, are you imagining it more clearly now?

The Regera doesn’t only have gold leaf trim around its body. Koenigsegg adds the gold leaf finish onto the wheels as well, complementing the overall look of the car. Employees first apply the gold to the tires by hand before finishing it with a clear coat to ensure that the accent stays even as the car gets old. However, this is offered as an option for customers and does not come with the standard package.

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2018 Mazda MX-5 gets design, performance and functional updates

The fourth generation of the world’s best-selling two-seat sports car, the Mazda MX-5, was launched to the global market two years ago as the 2016 Mazda MX-5 (ND). But this early in its life cycle, the convertible sports car also known as the Miata is already getting a number of updates, as announced by Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).

The 2018 Mazda Miata will still be available in three trim levels: the entry-level MX-5 Sport, the hardcore MX-5 Club and the most sophisticated of the trio, the MX-5 Grand Touring. For the 2018 model year, the three trim levels will boast of a number of design, performance and functional updates.

Design updates for the 2018 Mazda MX-5 include the availability of a new Dark Cherry and a Black soft top. Likewise, Mazda is adding new color finishes for the exterior palette of the new 2018 MX-5, such as Eternal Blue Mica, Snowflake White Peal Mica and Soul Red Crystal. Mazda MX-5 customers may also avail of the Machine Gray Metallic finish, which was previously exclusive available on MX-5 RF retractable fastback models. Inside, further MX-5 RF Launch Edition-exclusive features are now available for the MX-5 Grand Touring models, like an Auburn-colored interior and Nappa leather seating surfaces.

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This stylish new Mazda MX-5 Z-Sport Edition with a cherry fabric top is only available in the UK

We have some good news for Mazda MX-5 Miata owners in the United Kingdom. The automaker recently announced an upgrade for the model which they call the Z-Sport model. Sales will begin on March 1 next year, but Mazda will limit production to only 300 units.

What’s included in the Z-Sport Edition, you ask? Well, it will give your good old Miata a beautiful Deep Cherry fabric roof, 17-inch black finished BBS wheels, and a Machine Grey Metallic body. The cabin will then be dressed in Sand coloured leather upholstery, and of course, the Z Sport logo will be present on the floor mats and door sills. To represent that the car is one of 300 examples only, it comes with a numbered plaque on the dashboard that displays its production number.

The Deep Cherry Red roof makes a beautiful contrast to the rest of the body’s darker paint and black wheels. The interior is a mix of two tone light beige and black that makes it look sexy. Lucky for UK customers, they get to own this stylish edition.

Read the entire article This stylish new Mazda MX-5 Z-Sport Edition with a cherry fabric top is only available in the UK

Mazda Japan opens restoration service for 1st-gen decades-old MX-5 Miata

Do you remember the Mazda MX-5 Miata? Perhaps not if you are a millennial reading this. That’s because it is a car from almost 3 decades ago. The older a car gets, the more signs of age you will notice, no matter how often you maintain it or how sparsely you use it. The MX-5 Miata, also known as the NA generation, is facing that issue now, and owners of this model are not ready to give up their cars yet. This is why Mazda is starting a restoration program for the car.

Mazda came up with this solution as they kept hearing from MX-5 Miata owners that they cannot let go of their cars, and that they want to keep on driving them, no matter how old the car gets. A lot of Miata owners also requested for Mazda to produce parts of the 28-year-old model.

Now, their prayers have been answered and Mazda will start accepting customer cars by early 2018 to restore them to their original shape. The restoration process will vary from one car to another, depending on the customer’s requests. The company will ask their clients what they want to get out of their Miata exactly, before working on the car. But first, Mazda plans to get a certification from German inspection group TÜV Rheinland Japan Co., Ltd so that they could produce high-quality vehicles.

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A product with a price tag of nearly $2 million could be a hard sell. But that isn’t necessarily true for every product in the market, especially if it concerns super-athletic cars or classic vehicles. At a price of around $1.9 million for each example, some would have thought that the Koenigsegg Regera megacar might be hard to hawk. But Swedish hypercar marque Koenigsegg has the last laugh, as it turned out that it already sold all 80 examples of its Regera hypercars.

This could be bad news for those are really considering buying a new Koenigsegg Regera. However, for Koenigsegg, this is delightful news as it signals the overwhelming success of the Regera hypercar. Koenigsegg has limited the production of the Regera to 80 examples. For the Swedish carmaker, this is already a big number, noting that the Regera program is so far the largest single vehicle series in its history.

Now that Koenigsegg has already sold out the Regera megacar, those who are still interested in buying a new one might think they don’t have a chance to acquire one anymore. However, Koenigsegg has posted in its Facebook account that interested buyers could contact their local dealer to see whether a Regera is still available. But we highly doubt that, after all, the Regera has several selling points that are hard to ignore.

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While some delightful owners of the new Mazda MX-5 Miata are happy with its performance, BBR, the British tuning house has cooked up something more delicious for those who aren't fully satisfied. Coincidence? Not really. Over the past years, the UK-based car tuner has been offering turbo kits for the said car model.

Adding more spice to its rather bland performance, BBR has come up with a new ECU package complete with cast-iron twin exhaust manifold, a K & N induction system, a fully mounted scroll turbocharger and a carbon fiber turbo heat shield especially for the new MX-5.

To begin with, BBR’s £6,000 Stage 1 upgrade provides up to 248hp (185kW) and 236 lb-ft (320Nm) of torque. The BBR-charged Mazda MX-5 Miata could reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour (250kph) after hitting a 0-60mph (0-96kph) in as short as five seconds. Aside from complying with MOT emission standards, the tuning specialist ensures that its products have the official approval of the TÜV and CARB. Likewise, BBR offers a fully reversible setup for those who want to revert the MX-5 back to its original spec. The newly added accessories meanwhile come in factory finish to conceal any changes made to the engine.

Read the entire article BBR Turbo Kit raises output of new Mazda MX-5 Miata by 93 hp to 248 hp

Four thousand, three hundred and sixty. Nope, it’s not just a number. Koenigsegg showed off all its rivals at this year’s Motor Show as its three cars have outputs that add up to a total horsepower of 4,360. That is equivalent to 3,251 kilowatts. It sure can light up a whole motor show!

Ok, so what are those three cars, you ask? After introducing the prototype last year, Koenigsegg showcased the first two customer Regeras, fresh from their factory in Angelholm, Sweden.

The first of the two sports an iconic green carbon fiber finish that represents the British Racing Green. Its interior, from the seats, the door panels, all the way to the dashboard is a basket-weave like leather in light Saddle Brown. The sleek design and the colour combination kind of gives it an ironic vintage-modern feel to it. Very unique, unlike your usual sports car.

Read the entire article Koenigsegg’s most powerful car yet seen at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show

On its own, the Koenigsegg Regera is already a masterpiece. One major reason is found under the hood -- the twin-turbo V8 engine capable of 1,500 hp (1,118 kW).

With its three electric motors, the Regera is guaranteed to offer the highest possible output for a production hybrid model.

Koenigsegg is upping the ante by offering two production versions of the Regera during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Read the entire article Koenigsegg to display two Regeras, Agera RS Gryphon at 2017 Geneva Show

A nude show can’t get any better than this. As we wait for Koenigsegg to launch the company’s official configurator online, several of its employees have already given us a taste of what’s to come. The latest naked carbon design is made by none other than Koenigsegg’s Facility manager with the first name Chrille.

Instead of using different contrasting color tints on his Regera (as what most clients love about Koenigsegg in the first place), Chrille has gone back to basics. By leaving the natural shade of the carbon fiber “as is”, the Regera turns out to be the most menacing one among all the other Koenigseggs modified by his colleagues in the last several months.

The bare carbon theme doesn’t stop at the exterior. Inside, most of the Regera’s cabin is made with the same carbon fiber composition which includes the center console, the steering wheel, the door panels and the A-pillars. To complete the basic look, Chrille’s naked Regera is fitted with carbon Tresex wheels and brake calipers in anthracite finish. As for the dashboard, Chrille has used an all-black Alcantara fiber to get rid of any reflections while the upholstery on the seats come in carbon/black with snow white inserts for a two tone effect.

Read the entire article Baring the naked truth: Koenigsegg employee configures a Regera in bare carbon fiber finish

Ever since the Regera premiered in 2016, Koenigsegg has been firm about increasing its coverage around the globe. Part of the idea was to ask its employees in Angelholm to customize the Regera and share the hybrid’s magnificence to everyone else.

To begin with, the Swedish supercar manufacturer gave them the freedom to configure a Regera according to their own taste. The designs that they are going to make are not real and also are not officially part of the series. It’s purely just for fun but Koenigsegg plans on coming up with an online configurator for everyone to enjoy. In the meantime, let’s see what the Angelholm guys have been doing in their free time.

According to Swedish automaker, this week belongs to the electrification big boss himself. To prove it, Jonas, Koenigsegg’s Electrification engineer had chosen a red and black combination for the 1,500 hp hybrid. Then it rotates every week so that every company executive gets the chance to showcase his specced Regera.

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How would you configure your own Regera? Koenigsegg is building more hype into its Regera by showing how customers could personalize their own 1,800-hp luxury megacar. And Koenigsegg thinks there is no better way to do this than to create personalized Regeras that are customized according to the taste of actual people – its own personnel.

With an aim of showing how far customers could go with their Regera megacars, Koenigsegg tasked a couple of employees to configure or create their own rides. So far, three creations have been made, and each of them is dynamically luxurious and sportily elegant in its own right.

The first one was created by Steven Wade, a member of Koenigsegg’s communications team and who also serves as a copywriter. His Regera creation features a purple carbon exterior finish. Wade’s choice of color is influenced by the fact that he is a great fan of Prince, the pop icon who passed away in April 2016 at the age of 57. Prince is massively identified for his hit song and album “Purple Rain.” Wade’s admiration of Prince simply didn’t die last year, and he intended to keep the singer’s memories through this Regera creation. Further exterior elements include ultra-light wheels in carbon fiber and white brake calipers.

Read the entire article Koenigsegg Regera gets its Battleship Grey coat

There are a number of things many people are grateful for this Thanksgiving. For car enthusiasts and customers in the U.S., there is another one to add to the list and this is all due to Mazda North American Operations. It should be recalled that there was much excitement with the launch of the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF, the hardtop version of Mazda’s bestseller. Then it was announced that the first unit would be shipped to the U.S. by the first quarter of 2017 or sometime in February.

It has now been revealed that Mazda will be shipping the units two months ahead of schedule. For this latest shipment, 500 units are expected to arrive in the early part of December, with deliveries scheduled for the second week.

The reason for this is that there was a production shift at its Japan facility resulting in the first batch of units ready to be shipped to the U.S. The brand had initially released 1,000 units of what it dubbed as the MX-5 RF Launch Edition back in October. Mainly based on the MX-5 RF’s Grand Touring Trim, the Launch Editions were finished in the exclusive Machine Gray. In addition, this was the only version of the MX-5 in the U.S. market through would have a top that has been hand-painted in black and Auburn Nappa leather inside.

Read the entire article US deliveries of 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF to begin in 2nd week of December

Like many automakers, Mazda North American Operations knows what the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association Show (SEMA) is all about. Held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event allows many designers the chance to think out of the box and come up with a number of excellent dream cars. For the 2016 SEMA Show, Mazda will be exhibiting the more ruthless yet lighter MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution and the MX-5 RF Kuro. The MX-5 RF Kuro in particular is based mainly on the 2017 MX-5 RF retractable fastback and slated to be released early next year to the U.S. market.

It was during the 2015 SEMA Show when Mazda first unveiled the MX-5 Speedster. Compared to the MX-5 soft top on which it was based, it weighed 2,080 lbs., a reduction of 11% or about 150 lbs. After that, the MX-5 Speedster was then taken to the Goodwood Festival of Speed held in U.K., where it underwent the 1.16-mile hill climb. Later the model was brought back to Mazda Design Americas located in Irvine, California, where a team started to look into how to make this version even lighter.

The design team was led by none other than Design Manager Ken Saward, who took out everything beneath the dashboard and made sure to replace all the gauges with a digital display. In addition, the team also removed the Brembo brakes in the front and instead used the calipers and rotors of the MX-5 Sport and Grand Touring, as they were lighter. Furthermore, the standard battery which weighed 25.1 lbs., was replaced with the Braille GreenLite G20 Lithium battery which only weighed 4.5 lbs.

Read the entire article SEMA: Mazda exhibits much lighter MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution, MX-5 RF Kuro [Live Photos]

Mazda revealed that it has long been committed to providing customers with a driving experience that is free from any trappings in addition to being lightweight.

Thus at Las Vegas’ 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (2016 SEMA Show), Mazda will be unveiling two sporty MX-5 concepts, namely: the MX-5 Speedster Evolution Concept and the MX-5 RF Kuro.

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Mazda has finally introduced the MX-5 RF retractable fastback at the 2016 New York Auto Show. This latest iteration of the MX-5 remains fully able in providing a dynamic and enjoyable open-top driving experience.

However, Mazda is offering this experience on a new dimension that is accessible to a wider range of drivers. The new Mazda MX-5 RF is powered by either the SKYACTIV-G 1.5 or SKYACTIV-G 2.0 petrol engines. Power is transmitted to the wheels either through a quick-shifting six-speed SKYACTIV-MT transmission and an MX-5 RF- exclusive six-speed automatic gearbox.

This new Mazda MX-5 RF comes knocking with a fastback styling featuring a smooth roofline sloping down to the rear. Moreover, its distinct rear roof and retractable back window allow it to offer a unique convertible feeling. Interestingly, a driver could easily deploy or employ the power roof with just a push of a button even while the MX-5 RF is moving at speeds of up to 10km/h.

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The Mazda Roadster, also referred to as the MX-5 outside Japan, has been awarded as the Car of the Year Japan for 2015-2016. Mazda Motor Corporation’s all-new Roadster is the sixth model among the new-generation vehicles that have a full range of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO-Soul of Motion design.

SKYACTIV is the term used for Mazda’s new generation technology including transmissions, gasoline and diesel engines, and a body and chassis built with the Mazda’s Zoom-Zoom vision. This sports car designed for Jinba-ittai driving fun is a lightweight two-seater open-top rear wheel drive.

Mazda engineers worked on perfecting the driving position as well as reducing the vehicle’s weight by about 100 kgs. The vehicle has been made more practical with a convenient open and close top which is weatherproof. It also now has a bigger luggage space to fit two carry-on sized bags.

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Mazda is presenting its first-ever ready-to-race MX-5 Miata, the new Global Mazda MX-5 Cup race car. This race-going car still follows Mazda’s formula for successful vehicles – remarkable performance at an affordable price. Indeed, Mazda Motorsports is offering the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup racer with a special introductory price of $53,000.

Interested buyers can order their own Global Mazda MX-5 Cup race car at www.MazdaMotorsports.com, with initial deliveries to commence later this year. Since this ready-to-compete race car eliminates the need for further engineering and costs of fabrication, its driver could concentrate on competing.

Likewise, since all Global Mazda MX-5 Cup cars are identical, the main decisive factor on the race track would be driving talent instead of budget, engineering capability or fabrication skills. This new Miata racer has been jointly developed by Mazda Motorsports and Long Road Racing team, which will be the exclusive builder of the left-hand drive MX-5 Cup race car.

Read the entire article 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup race car priced at $53,000

Mazda introduced at the 2014 SEMA Show its new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup global racecar. According to Mazda, the new vehicle will be raced in a new Global Cup series, in North America, Europe and Asia. Still, Mazda has yet to announce which countries will be involved and when the races will take place as they are confirmed.

The Japanese carmaker said that the Global MX-5 Cup will culminate at the end of 2016 with a Global Shootout at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California to crown the series champion.

Although the specifications of the new MX-5 Cup racecar were not announced, we do know that the vehicle will be powered by a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine and as you can see from the photos, it comes with several enhancements including a roll cage.

Read the entire article 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup racecar officially introduced at 2014 SEMA Show

Mazda presented its all-new 2016 MX-5 at the Paris Motor Show, 25 years after the original MX-5 was unveiled back in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show. As you may know already the new model made its debut last month at company’s new facility the ‘Mazda Space’ in Barcelona and arrives with a new KODO – Soul of Motion design for the exterior characterized by the longer bonnet, the well-known grille and stylish rear end that features LED taillights.

Compared with the predecessor, the new generation MX-5 is 100 kg (220 lbs) lighter and comes with electric power-assited rack and pinion steering. Mazda will offer the MX-5 in Europe with a Skyactiv-G 1.5-liter petrol engine bolted to a six-speed manual transmission.

In the United States, the MX-5 will get a bigger 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine, but no details were released regarding the outputs. Rumors indicate that the 1.5-liter engine will deliver 140 hp (104 kW), while the 2.0-liter will develop up to 200 hp (149 kW). Mazda’s new MX-5 roadster will go on sale next year as a 2016 model year.

Read the entire article 2016 Mazda MX-5 steps on the 2014 Paris Motor Show catwalk [Live Photos]

Yesterday, we revealed you the fact that the MX-5 GT will not be available as an official Mazda product and will be sold instead by Jota. As a result, Jota revealed today the official info and specs of the Mazda MX-5 GT. First shown at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed as a concept, the Mazda MX-5 GT is not available for customers and will be sold by the Le Mans race specialists Jota and through prominent Mazda dealer Lodge Garage in Aylesbury.

Based on the Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0-liter Sort Tech, the Jota Mazda MX-5 GT is powered by a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter engine developing 203 bhp. Using the total amount of power, the MX-5 GT sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.4 seconds and has a top speed limited at 140 mph or 225 km/h.

Moreover, the Jota MX-5 GT comes with uprated Bilstein dampened suspension, anthracite alloy wheels, a rear carbon fiber and Recaro leather seats. Priced at £29,995, the Jota MX-5 GT is available three colours, white pearl, true red and aluminium silver metallic, all with a brilliant black roof. For those who want even more, Jota offers the option of a carbon rear boot lip spoiler, a carbon front splitter and a road and track Öhlins suspension kit.

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