Mazda MX-5 Gets Aston Martin Makeover With Simple Body Kit

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Only in Japan.

The Mazda Miata MX-5 has to be one of the most beloved rear-wheel-drive sports cars in existence, and despite its diminutive size and low power outputs, many consider it to be one of the best driver's cars ever produced. The MX-5 is famous for its great driving dynamics and success in motorsport but less so for its looks. Sure the first generation car delighted with its flip-up headlights, but after that, it toned things down quite a bit. The latest generation ND is possibly the best-looking generation since the first, but Japanese tuning company Craftech believes it has improved on the factory design by turning the car into a mini Aston Martin.

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What Craftech has achieved here is quite impressive: the company has taken the shapely body of the ND and has managed to transform it into an Aston-Martin look alike without being overly obvious. From the front, it looks like a baby Aston Martin Vantage, which could never be a bad thing. The front bumper mimics that of the Aston's to a tee, and the Mazda's angled headlights work perfectly with the new look. According to Craftech the kit "is a 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."

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The company designs its kits using 3D and traditional clay modeling, and the end result is something more unique and classy than your average wide body kit so many others are offering. The kit, which will fit any MX-5 built on or after 2015 can be bought for 118,000 yen, ($1,130), and while it might not be officially available in the US, Craftech would be more than happy to ship one out to you.

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