Mazda’s bestseller MX-5 also convinces in the latest version. The Japanese have lost the unique selling proposition with their small roadster in the meantime. But competition is good for business!
Speaking of enlivening: The way the H&R engineers take the agility of the two-seater to the next level with the now developed sports spring set is worth all the honours!
The springs are precisely tuned to the standard shock absorbers. They lower the vehicle’s centre of gravity by approx. 30 millimetres (MX-5 RF : FA25 / RA 30mm), thus reducing body movements and improving the steering response. This makes the MX-5 the definitely more agile when cornering. Added to this is the more pleasing appearance that suits the MX-5 perfectly. The driving comfort does not suffer by the way and remains absolutely suitable for long distances.
The secret to such success? To put it simply, the technology H&R employs to develop cutting-edge suspension systems for competition use is the very same they use to develop innovative suspension components for street-driven cars.
In addition, H&R maintains extensive involvement in several touring car, GT and Monoposto racing series. Not to mention the Formula 1- where each circuit may have its own demanding characteristics. In the harsh environs of competition, H&R is able to test new materials and innovate production technologies. All of which can help racing teams adapt to changing road conditions accurately and efficiently.
Every sport-oriented motorist can experience the result of these efforts! Suspension components “Made by H & R” enjoy appreciation from the international trade press and from customers all over the world.
Car manufacturers such as Porsche, AMG Mercedes, Volkswagen, MINI and BMW also rely on the know-how and flexibility of H & R for various special models. But not only sporty drivers, who had suspension components for the Mazda MX-5 installed to optimize their vehicles, appreciate the qualities of the H & R products.
Simply put, H&R is more than just a suspension manufacturer — it is a company whose core philosophies are innovation, quality and performance.