2nd July 2012
Goodwood Festival showcases Mazda MX-5 GT Concept car wrapped by Creative FX
At the Goodwood Festival this weekend the sporty Mazda MX-5 GT Concept car was showcased by Mazda. The striking orange and black Concept car was wrapped by vehicle wrapping specialist Creative FX, and it certainly stood out from the crowd.
The Mazda MX-5 GT Concept has been inspired by Mazda's podium winning MX-5 GT race programme and debuted at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed to test customer reaction of a high performance version of the iconic sportscar. Built by race specialists Jota Sport, the MX-5 GT Concept produces 205bhp from a normally aspirated 2.0-litre Mazda petrol engine which is mated to the car's standard manual gearbox. The MX-5 GT is a hotter, high performance version of the iconic MX-5; and to complete the race car look Creative FX worked with Mazda and Jota to design a blazing orange car with contrasting black accents.
The Goodwood festival, ‘the largest motoring garden party in the world’ near Chichester West Sussex, brought together thousands of people sharing a passion for motoring. “It was the perfect place to showcase the MX-5 GT Concept,” says Sean Davis, Director of Creative FX. “We’re always excited to collaborate with Mazda on new models and the response at the festival was resoundingly positive.”
The Creative FX team transformed the car using Hexis wrap material and black text cut from vinyl; but it wasn’t a standard job as Davis explains, “the 18 inch matt black wheel sections doubled the work time for the team, but it was worth the effort - they looked great.”
One spectator at the festival said “the MX-5 GT Concept looks amazing; the bright finish compliments the iconic MX-5 design.” The MX-5 GT Concept was showcased at the festival to gauge audience reaction and information on a potential production car is expected soon. So keep your fingers crossed and eyes peeled for this sharp 205bhp Mazda MX-5.