This Mazda MX-5 has had a makeover, and it actually looks quite good
If you ever wondered what the lovechild of an MX-5 and a Vantage would look like, here's your answer
The Mazda MX-5 is justifiably one of the most popular sports cars on the planet. Charming, plucky and fun, it balances performance with handling and style almost perfectly, and is often seen as a benchmark for all other small sports cars to be measured against.
However, one Japanese tuning company - Craftech - decided the looks needed changing, and seemingly took plenty of inspiration from British supercar manufacturers Aston Martin when designing their bodykit.
Taking the shapely design of the ND-era MX-5 and turning it into a mini GT is an impressive feat, and actually looks pretty cool in our opinion. From the front, it has clearly been inspired by the Aston Martin Vantage, with a wide front 'mouth' grille opening, making the most of the MX-5's stock angled headlights.
Designing the kit with a mixture of digital 3D and traditional clay modelling techniques, according to Craftech the design is "simple yet mature design with a strong presence. The balance between the upper part of the bumper and the cheeks at the tip of the fender is exquisite, and the overall silhouette is wide and low."
The kit will fit any MX-5 built from 2015 onwards, costs 118,000 yen (£846) and, while it may not be officially available outside of Japan, Craftech would likely be more than happy to ship one to you, for a fee of course.
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