Mitsuoka releases Mazda MX-5 that looks like Chevrolet Corvette
There aren’t too many two-seat roadsters out there. Of those currently on the market, Mazda MX-5 is pretty popular, but its overall design is often called controversial. You may always consider a Fiat 124 Spider as a decent alternative, but Japanese tuner Mitsuoka has another option in store for you.
The Mitsuoka Rock Star uses the Mazda MX-5 as base but it clearly styled after the Chevrolet Corvette Mk2. Most of its body panels have been replaced with new ones for a better Chevy impression. The car also gained a chrome-coated front bumper, round headlights and brake lights, and a ventilated hood.
The interior is dead-stock Mazda MX-5, but you can always pay extra for expensive leather trimming, sport seats and other similar options.
The engine bay of the Mitsuoka Rock Star still holds on to its 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine with only 130 hp (97 kW) and 152 Nm (112 lb×ft) of torque at its disposal. To compare, the Chevrolet corvette ships with engines two to three times as strong.
The upgrade costs the equivalent of U.S. 41,700 in Japan.
Reporter Artem Sukhanov