Don’t be like Saminda for not making any halo car …
“We aren’t Saminda.” CEO of Maesima Australia says as High-Performance MRZ-3 Variant teased.
Maesima has no plans to abandon enthusiasts, David Gruner, the managing director of Maesima Australia revealed. During the announcement of the latest high-performance variant of the popular rear wheel drive MRZ-3 sports car. Stating “We aren’t Saminda. We won’t forget about performance. While we must continue to improve fuel efficiency. We don’t believe that has to come at the cost of fun and performance.”
While the full details have yet to be released on the MRZ-3 range. We can reveal some stats on the STX-R below. A full unveiling is expected within 48 hours.
0-100 km: Under Five Seconds
Top Speed: Over 250 km/h
Power: Over 200 kW
Torque: Over 200 Nm
Looks tempting. Pity the body it uses is two decades old (hence the reason why the Harris CMC, using the same body and serving as my entry for round 1 of @CamKerman’s Realism Challenge, was introduced in 1998 but discontinued in 2004), leading to a massive desirability and safety penalty. However, it does not have the problem that the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ have: insufficient torque. Moreover, unlike those two, I hope it has proper high-performance tires as standard. Finally, I am expecting it to have the intensity and precision that’s been missing from the Mazda MX-5 ND (at least according to some, including a few writers at British enthusiast publication evo,) but at any rate it will be affordable.
It’s really not that bad you know, by 2016 most bodies used would be a decade old.
And how the hell is the MX-5 ND not a precise car? It’s lauded to be greatest Miata generation.
On topic, you’ve some how made a corporate grill work. Kudos. Promising vehicle.
I always use corporate grilles, just look at my Estrada lineup from 1947-1988
Kudos to Maesima , i bet it’s a naturally aspirated engine and equipped with manual tranmission .
Show them what you got Maesima
Hmm I may have the perfect crate engine for the new car please check out DSD cleveland or straight 6 engines. We can supply at build cost we just ask for a free model for our soon to open hotrod devision
this looks very good
I don’t know why the text reads ice when that is clearly water being poured but whatevs
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Introducing the 2016 Maesima MRZ-3 Range
The MRZ-3 is a sports car produced by Maesima that provides outstanding performance and spirited drive in an affordable yet elegant design. Produced in Anikatia at our facilities in Namju with quality craftsmanship and exported to all markets. MRZ stands for Maesima Racing Zenith.
The timeless design of the MRZ-3 was designed and build from the ground up with sports performance in mind it features a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, partial aluminium panels and blends classic sports car form with the distinctive Vitalic Motion design language of Maesima reflecting our long heritage of performance vehicles like the NRZ-966 and NRZ-970.
The MRZ-3 comes in two exciting standard performance focused trim levels and one limited edition extreme performance model, three powertrain options are offered with an entry-level 1.5L in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC petrol MC-BN15P engine producing 131 Kw (175 hp) and 158 Nm (116 ft lbs), a 2.0L in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC petrol MC-AP19P engine producing 170 Kw (227 hp) and 203 Nm (150 ft lbs). and a 2.5L in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC petrol MC-AP25P engine producing 210 Kw (281 hp) and 271 Nm (200 ft lbs).
All models feature as standard the Maesima Vehicle Dynamic Stability and Traction system which includes Vehicle Traction Control (VTRC) and Dynamic Vehicle Electronic Stability Control (DVESC) with six different modes to optimise safe driving performance and let you safely enjoy your rear-wheel drive sports car experience. This system can be disabled by the driver at their discretion.*
Offering you value for money with our 5 Years Unlimited Kilometre warranty*, backed by 5 Years Roadside Assistance* (subject to eligibility) and 5 Years Capped Price Servicing*. This is our commitment to you and gives you peace-of-mind with your vehicle purchase.
*ᴼᶠᶠᵉʳˢ ᵐᵃʸ ᵛᵃʳʸ ᵈᵉᵖᵉᶰᵈᶦᶰᵍ ᵒᶰ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᵐᵃʳᵏᵉᵗ ᶜʰᵉᶜᵏ ᵈᵉᵗᵃᶦᶫˢ ᵃᵗ ʸᵒᵘʳ ᶫᵒᶜᵃᶫ ᴹᵃᵉˢᶦᵐᵃ ᴰᵉᵃᶫᵉʳˢ⋅
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Starting at $14,280
The entry level Xz trim MRZ-3 introduces you to the excitement of a sports car dynamic with a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. It comes standard in Sonic Midnight Green with 16" Steel Rims, 6-speed Manual Transmission, Limited Slip Differential (LSD), Power Steering, Antilock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), two-speaker sound system with Bluetooth and Music Connectivity, Cruise Control, Six SRS Airbags, 1.5L 4 Cyl. In-line MC-BN15P engine.
Starting at $16,920
The top spec ST-Z trim MRZ-3 comes standard with 17" Alloy Wheels with a medium compound tyre, chrome grill, door handles, lower fascia vents and dual exhausts, 6-speed Manual Transmission, Limited Slip Differential (LSD), Power Steering, Antilock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), six-speaker sound system with 6.1" Touchscreen Audio with Bluetooth and Music Connectivity, Leather Accented Seats, Cruise Control, Six SRS Airbags, 2.0L 4 Cyl. In-line MC-AP19P engine. Shown in our trademark Crimson Sprint Metalic colour.
Starting at $27,600
This special limited edition STX-R trim MRZ-3 offers the highest performance yet. It comes standard with 18" Alloy Wheels with a sports compound tyre, chrome door handles, lower fascia vents, dual exhausts, grill with redline performance inserts, 6-speed Manual Transmission, Limited Slip Differential (LSD), Power Steering, Antilock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Semi-Active Sway Bars, Launch Control System, two-speaker sound system with with Bluetooth and Music Connectivity, Sports Interior with Carbon Fibre look dash inserts, Leather Accented Performance Seats, Cruise Control, Six SRS Airbags, 2.5L 4 Cyl. In-line MC-AP25P engine. Shown in Phobos Blue Metalic colour. The STX-R offers extreme grip performance with over 1g in cornering at all speeds and 0-100 km/h in under five seconds and a top speed over 250 km/h.
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Nowaday many manufacturer are using turbocharged engine and here Maesima still uses NA , and it let you rev to 9k rpm, mother of god
This small coupe from Maesima combines all the best aspects of the ND MX-5 and AP1 S2000 with few (if any) of the drawbacks of either. Alloy wheels should be standard across the range, though.
The STX-R looks amazing especially in that blue color. And a 9 Grand redline! Very nice!
Maesima Teases New Concept Vehicle
President and CEO of Maesima Global Mae Sang-chul says the new concept represents an “evolution of the current Vitalic Motion design philosophy of the brand.” The yet to be fully unveiled sports car design is said to be the embodiment of the companies innovation towards the future.
Ellie Hopkins, Head of Communications for the Maesima UK. Confirmed that the design will hint towards the further evolution of the current design themes which will find their way to the next-generation of Maesima vehicles.
The Vitalic Motion design philosophy which was introduced in 2011 with the MQX-4. Is defined as capturing the essential energy and the dynamic flow of creation. It communicates on an emotional level to bring to life our vehicles, not just their physical form but invokes a spirit of driving passion.
Sweet , it remind me of Mazda RX-Vision , make it into production with more then 400hp and Maesima would win my heart
This definitely looks promising; will the concept lead to a new flagship for the brand?
I love stylish teasers! Looks very promising so far!
Looking forward to this one!
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Introducing the Maesima Dynamic Racing Vision Concept
The Maesima Dynamic Racing Vision introducing the next evolution of Maesima design and vision of what a high-performance Maesima could look like in the future. “The Dynamic Racing Vision is a concept with two clear objectives,” said Mae Sang-chul, President and CEO of Maesima Global. “First, the Dynamic Racing Vision is a statement of intent for the next iteration of the Maesima design language, and also technical concepts in development for future Maesima models. Secondly, the Dynamic Racing Vision builds Maesima’s aspirational character, signalling the brand’s intention and commitment towards pure motoring passion and spirited driving performance.”
The Dynamic Racing Vision adopts elegant proportions that embody the brand’s Vitalic Motion design philosophy of dynamic motion in a unique way. The design of this concept car reflects a perfect symbiosis between emotional, sensuous contours and powerful racing machine," says Tae Ji-hoon, Vice President Design Maesima Global.
This project went much further than being a mere design exercise. It included thorough examinations and calculations of technical features such as aerodynamics and engine performance. The front-engined, rear drive sports car setup provides users with a joyful driving experience characteristic of rear wheel drive vehicles.
The exterior design, which was inspired by the elegance of classic motor racing design and therefore reduced to the bare essentials, is congenially mirrored in the interior of the two-seater. The cabin is functional yet sophisticated interior design exudes compelling, yet emotional sports performance. This expressive interior skillfully blends with high-technology and safety with a minimalist ergonomic driver-focused design.
The Dynamic Racing Vision uses a racing-derived 3.1L twin-turbo V-6 engine that delivers an exceptional agile response to even the smallest movements of the accelerator. It develops 422 kW (566 hp) and a maximum torque of 545 Nm. With an aluminium spaceframe body and components in carbon fibre, the material of choice in motor racing, the Maesima Dynamic Racing Vision tips the scales at only 1272 kilograms. That amounts to around 2.2 kilograms per hp - an unrivalled figure in the super sports car segment, and one that guarantees exceptionally dynamic performance.
The engine is combined with the all-new Double Clutch Sequential 6-speed sports transmission, which is systematically configured for supremely dynamic performance. Excellent deceleration values and fade resistance at the highest level are ensured by the carbon ceramic high-performance composite braking system. The Dynamic Racing Vision has a 0-100 km/h performance of 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 342 kilometres per hour.
It has produced a lap time around a certain airfield track belonging to a pokey little motoring show. It was driven by a tame racing driver who some say is called the stig…but all we know is the time was 1:12.02.