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News Release

2006/03/23


Mazda to Sell NR-A Model Roadster in Japan

- Roadster NR-A race specification model is the standard model for Roadster One Make races in Japan -

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that it will release the NR-A version Mazda Roadster for sale at its Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealers throughout Japan in early April 2006. The Roadster is known as the MX-5 in overseas markets.

Mazda Roadster NR-A (with factory-installed options)
Mazda Roadster NR-A (with factory-installed options)

 

Designed with specifications that enable drivers to compete in NR-A category races in after the addition of special racing kit, Mazda has been selling the base model NR-A Roadster since December 2001. Since then, the NR-A model Roadster has been favorably received by motorsports enthusiasts thanks to its reasonable cost and the added dimension of exhilarating driving possibilities that come with meeting the NR-A race requirements.

 

The new NR-A model Roadster is based on the all-new third generation Roadster that underwent a complete redesign and launched in August 2005. Employing special equipment on the new Roadster NR-A model-height-adjustable Bilstein dampers, a torque-sensing 'Super LSD' (limited-slip differential), and front strut tower bars-makes this exciting new model more suitable for sporty driving.

 

The manufacturer's suggested retail price for the Roadster MX-5 NR-A model is 2,300,000 yen, including sales tax. It is only available in the Japanese market.

 

The new NR-A model was designed to participate in the "Roadster Party" One Make races in Japan. These events are sponsored by Mazda and will be held from September 2006.

 

Outline of Roadster NR-A
Base model

Roadster with 2.0-liter DOHC engine and with a five-speed manual transmission

 

Additional/changed features different from the base model
- Height-adjustable Bilstein dampers
- Torque-sensing 'Super LSD' (limited-slip differential)
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Aluminum gas/brake/clutch pedals
- Front suspension tower bars (braced to the cowl structure)
- 16-inch steel wheels (16-inch aluminum wheels are standard equipment on the base model)

 

Main specifications of the NR-A Roadster
Model name and type Mazda CBA-NCEC
Dimensions Overall length/width/height
3,995mm x 1,720mm x 1,245mm
Wheelbase 2,330mm
Weight 1,120kg (1,100kg with factory-installed aluminum wheels)
Minimum clearance 135mm
Seating capacity 2 people
Steering Rack and pinion
Suspension (front/rear) Double wishbone/multilink
Brakes (front/rear) Ventilated disc/disc
Tires and wheels Tires 205/50R16 87V
Wheels 166 1/2JJ
Engine Model LF-VE
Type Water-cooled inline 4-cylinder DOHC 16 valve
Displacement 1,998cc
Compression ratio 10.8
Maximum output 125kW<170PS>/6,700rpm
Maximum torque 189Nm<19.3kg-m>/5,000rpm
Fuel supply system EGI (Electronic Gasoline Injection)
Fuel & tank volume Unleaded premium gasoline / 50 liters
10/15 mode fuel economy
(MLIT inspection values)
13.4km/l
Main fuel economy improvement Variable valve timing
Minimum turning radius 4.7m

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