If we adore how a new Mazda MX-5 drives, though wish something that looks a bit some-more vintage, this ideally quirky Corvette Stingray-bodied Miata could be a mashup you’ve been watchful for.
It’s called a Rock Star, and it’s built by a Japanese association called Mitsuoka. It’s a same organisation behind that weirdly over-styled Orochi sports car and the Morgan-esqe Himiko two-seater, that was also MX-5-based. This time around, Mitsuoka is aiming to replicate a looks of a second-generation Corvette convertible, and it’s finished a flattering good job.
Though a proportions aren’t accurately correct, Mitsuoka has pulled off an considerable knockoff deliberation a MX-5 a Rock Star is formed off. The doorway shapes are really Miata, though a front—aside from a little bound headlights—is totally on-point. The back is equally as impressive, with 4 round taillights and arched fenders. The side-sills, flesh car-style wheels, and singular white-lettered BF Goodrich tires assistance too. There are 30 paint colors to select from, some of that are named after US states or cities.
Compared to a outside, Mitsuoka didn’t change most in a cabin, opting for new leather trim and singular badging on a steering wheel. Considering how many of a tools (like a steering circle and infotainment system) are integrated into a car, that’s not most of a surprise. The drivetrain is unvaried from a normal Japan-market Miata, definition a 1.5-liter four-cylinder creation 132 horsepower, promulgation energy to a back wheels around possibly a six-speed primer or a six-speed involuntary transmission.
According to Mitsuoka’s website, a association will usually be producing 50 Rock Stars, any with a starting cost of 4,688,200 Japanese Yen, or around $41,700 during stream sell rates. This automobile roughly positively won’t come to US, though it’s good to know that somewhere out there, there are a handful of expertly crafted Miatas with Corvette bodies pushing around.