The Mazda MX-5 has been a canvas for tuners, racers and enthusiasts alike, with Gorgona Cars being the latest to paint its vision of the car.
Using a first-generation (NA) MX-5 as the starting point, the Italian outfit has transformed the Japanese roadster into what is essentially a barchetta considering there’s no windscreen, no roof, and only one seat.
It calls it the NM Concept, or “Naked Monoposto” and the car’s purpose is to deliver an exhilarating experience both on the road and on the track, aiming to bring a smile to the faces of those who get behind the wheel.
However, it’s well known that the MX-5 features a not-so-exhilarating power figure. So to help with that, Gorgona has given a heart transplant from a modern fourth-generation MX-5 (ND).
That means the NM Concept makes 137kW courtesy of the 2.0-litre four cylinder and although that still may not seem like a lot, it sure makes a difference in a chassis that now only weighs 830kg.
However, Gorgona plans to raise power to 167kW.
Alongside its missing windscreen and roof, other exterior components include an aerodynamic headrest fairing, half-height doors and rear lip spoiler.
The car has also been lowered with a set of 15-inch Enkei RPF1 wheels wrapped in sticky Yokohama A052 tyres for added grip.
As you can imagine, there isn’t much inside other than modern gauges from the ND, a Momo steering wheel and a hard tonneau cover leaving a gap just for the driver to peer through.
The price for all this added lightness and fun comes to €70,000 (approximately $120,000 NZD). And unfortunately that doesn’t include the donor car.