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Mitsuoka's new roadster is based on the Mazda MX-5

Mitsuoka's new roadster is based on the Mazda MX-5

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blogentry-133713-0-54427900-1539272611_thumb.jpgIf the design of the Mazda MX-5 or the Fiat 124 Spider doesn't appeal to you, Mitsuoka's roadster, the Rock Star might make you sit up and take notice.

 

blogentry-133713-0-33643700-1539272607_thumb.jpgAlso based on the current Mazda MX-5 like the Fiat is, the Rock Star has most of its body panels switched out to mimic the lines of the second-generation Chevrolet Corvette.

 

blogentry-133713-0-52879100-1539272617_thumb.jpgHowever, the interior has been mostly left untouched with only the mazda badges switched out for Mitsuoka's. The brand does offer quite a few options including painted upper door trim, special leather seats and an extended leather package.

 

blogentry-133713-0-28016700-1539272621_thumb.jpgFor sale in the Japan only, the car uses the same 1.5-litre SKYACTIV-G engine that outputs 130bhp and 152Nm from the MX-5 and can be paired with either the six-speed manual or the six-speed automatic.

 

blogentry-133713-0-78043100-1539272624_thumb.jpgThe Rock Star is no affordable roadster as reflected by its starting price of 4.69 million yen S$(57,500). In comparison, its donor car, the Mazda MX-5 can be had from 2.55 million yen (S$31,300).

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