Mazda CX-7 gets a shot of Adrenaline
(autoinsidernews) - Mazda unveiled a custom concept of its hot-selling CX-7 crossover at the 2006 SEMA show. Called the Adrenaline, the concept was designed and built by the automaker's U.S. design team in Irvine, California. The Adrenaline is a fully running prototype that was designed to showcase Mazda's performance nature, reports Trend.
Adrenaline is athletically inspired for people who demand a car that is as lean and fit as they are and represents their passions, yet doesn't sacrifice in hauling those passions around, said Franz von Holzhausen, design director, MNAO, and the designer behind the Kabura concept from the 2006 Detroit Auto Show. Adrenaline is tuned like an avid cyclist, and delivers on the promise.
Mazda engineers dropped the CX-7's stock six-speed automatic transmission and replaced it with a six-speed manual lifted straight out of the MAZDASPEED6 sedan. The Adrenaline was enhanced with the help of rallyist and drifter Rhys Millen to develop over 300-hp, thanks to the re-tuned engine, modified intake, free-flow exhaust, and more boost.
The CX-7 Adrenalin is visually enhanced for a more aggressive and sporty stance. Featuring new front and rear fascias, deep chin spoiler, clam-shell front clip, wrap around rear spoiler and a unique rear glass design. With its new fenders and doors, Adrenaline has a three-inch wider overall stance, and the 22-inch EXE wheels fill out the widened fenders.