Mitsuoka sold out all Rock StarFebruary 27, 2019
This unusual car, imitating the appearance of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, released in the amount of only 50 copies, all of them were intended for the domestic market of Japan.
Mitsuoka is known for a non-standard approach to the design of its cars, but the Rock Star model turned out really unusual even by the standards of the company itself. Based on the Mazda MX-5 roadster. Mitsuoka is not the first time using this model – on its base is made Himiko. This time, the MX-5 was turned into a visual reminder of the American automotive classics – Corvette Stingray.
To achieve this, it was possible to use traditional methods for Mitsuoka: “plasticity” of the front and rear part of the car. In the style of Corvette Stingray made hood, fenders, headlights, trunk lid, lights, bumpers. It is noteworthy that not all modern elements of the exterior are removed or disguised as retro. For example, the lower “skirt” of the rear bumper is black plastic here next to decorative chrome, modern side mirrors are completely the same as those of the Mazda MX-5. There are many similar details, but the main feature here is the interior of the Rock Star – it absolutely does not resemble the American classics.
The same applies to the technical part. No V8 and even imitation of its sound: under the hood, the standard for the Japanese version of the Mazda Roadster is a 1.5-liter gasoline Skyactiv-G with a power of 130 hp. and a torque of 152 Nm. Transmission – 6-speed manual or automatic transmission to choose from.
Completes the picture is traditionally high for cars Mitsuoka price. In Japan, 4,688,200 – 5,183,600 yen were requested for Rock Star. This moment, however, did not scare off the buyers: all 50 cars, according to the automaker, are sold out.
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