Introduced just last week, the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5/Miata roadster was unveiled without the audience being provided with mind-boggling details about technicalities. So, the rumor mill started spinning once more, in search of the fabled power-to-ratio proportion.
A new report coming from Australia’s Motoring claims the technical details have been discovered. While the technical specifications of the third-generation MX-5 roadster have been a close kept secret, the website claims they have found the information from a reliable – yet unnamed – source within Mazda’s ranks.
We all know that Japanese officials bragged about going back to the roots – mainly the now 25 years old iconic original generation – and the report comes to corroborate the claims. It appears that the MK III MX-5 is just 3915 mm long, which makes it 105 mm shorter than the current generation and even 35mm shorter than the NA-series of 1989. The length reduction has been compensated – the MX-5 is now 55 mm wider and comes with a bigger by 50 mm wheelbase for additional interior space.
Although official information will only be revealed closer to the October Paris Motor Show premiere or even as late as the public launch, the Mazda source also tipped away the weight of the new MX-5, which is of just 1020 kg – an economy of around 100 kg triggered by the wider use of aluminum for the guards, bonnet, boot lid and bumper.