If you think this is your average MX-5, look at the windshield, dummy.

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This is the MX-5 Speedster Evolution.

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It's the second iteration of the Speedster concept.

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This one is brilliant in its white-painted splendor.

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The front clip is largely unchanged, save for a new badge.

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But once you look at the whole package, you'll notice there's no roof and no windshield.

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The cover just behind the rear seats gives this car a rather aggressive look from behind.

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The center-mounted exhaust is a nice touch, too.

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This car is nearly 250 pounds lighter than a standard MX-5.

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The interior is a bit racier, as well, with new materials and a racing steering wheel.

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There's also a configurable display in place of the standard gauge cluster.

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The racing seats are a perfect complement for this aesthetic.

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Even the wheels are prettier than usual.

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If only this were available to the public. Too bad it violates so many federal guidelines.

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On the other side of the MX-5 spectrum is the MX-5 Kuro concept.

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"Kuro" is Japanese for "black." Guess where that name came from.

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The car's matte-black finish looks great on the Miata. Too bad it's not a factory option.

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Since it's based on the MX-5 RF, the Kuro concept comes with that sweet, sweet retractable targa top.

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The center mount exhaust is present on this concept, as well.

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Oh. My. God. Becky, look at her buttresses.

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Certain Roadshow editors don't like the retractable fastback roof. I think those editors are dumb.

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The Kuro concept rocks a set of lightweight RAYS wheels...

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...which were taken from the MX-5 Cup racecar.

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Are we sure Mazda can't add matte black to the standard paint lineup?

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