Frankfurt Preview: Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept

Mazda will take an ultra sports-oriented concept, low-feature version of its popular MX-5 Miata roadster to next month's Frankfurt Motor Show. Dubbed the MX-5 Superlight, the concept car harkens back to the days of open-top, ultra-sleek sports cars that made more sense on a track than as a daily driver.

Though Mazda hasn't released any official details on the model, it did say that the concept car will be greener than a regular production model thanks to extensive weight-reducing efforts throughout. Mazda says that fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are both down.

The concept was styled at the automaker's Frankfurt, Germany, studio and, according to Mazda, it's intended to be a pure show car, not a production model.

Check back here in mid-September for Leftlane's live coverage of the Frankfurt Motor Show.