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  • Mazda MX-0

    Mazda MX-0
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    MAZDA MX-0
    ze·ro
    -adjective: having no measurable quantity or magnitude
    -noun: the lowest point or degree

    Zero weight: Mazda’s long-time commitment to low weight is driven by the belief that effortless cornering and acceleration should be at the heart of every car we design. Our featherweight icon — the MX-5 Miata, tipped the scales at a little over 2,300 pounds in its first generation. Starting with the MX-5 as a benchmark, the design team has carried out a systematic process of reduction and consolidation.

    In this process, we have redesigned each component in the MX-0 to carry out the functions of several MX-5 components, effectively replacing a multitude of MX-5 parts with fewer, simplified ones. Innovative lightweight materials have been used extensively to obsessively lower weight.

    Zero carbon: Aimed at the global market of 2020, and with projected volume of 500,000 units annually, the MX-0 would have positive effects on the world’s environment and economy by way of less energy consumption and minimized use of raw materials. High-volume, automated manufacturing of sustainable, inexpensive composites coupled with clean-running drive trains are the key to both low weight and high-volume production.

    Zero mass = maximum speed: At the heart of the MX-0 is its purpose as a driving beast. Its ultra-light mass is pushed by high-torque electric motors. High power-to-weight is where a Mazda comes alive. Impossible acceleration and instant cornering is the result. It’s more like flying than driving. Zero hindrance. Driving bliss.

    Designers:
    Derek Jenkins
    Greg Lee
    Tim Brown
    Paul Muzio
    Minyong Lee
    Carlos Salaff
    Jacques Flynn
    Dave Coleman
    Julien Montousse

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