• tmp00 avatar tmp00 Posted: 6/8/2011 10:44am PDT

    If they can pull it off, good for them. I also didn't realise that the original Miata qualified as an economy car for insurance purposes. Hope this one does too- the Honda S2000 had pretty outrageous premiums..

  • spettinella avatar spettinella Posted: 6/8/2011 10:17am PDT

    Its about time that manufacturers understood physics. Less mass requires less energy to achieve the same results. Lotus, the champion of light weight has had its products gaining weight (3000+ lbs) and justified it by comparing it to the other over weight cars on the market. Bigger is not a requirement. Give us agility and the other dynamics fall into place. Please.

  • fb_100001137592380 avatar Yo Posted: 6/8/2011 10:44am PDT

    I second that opinion. Given the current state of composites, I think drastically decreasing weight is the way to go. I have no idead what that entails from a manufacturing perspective or cost, but on the surface, I am all for it!

  • Chuck Posted: 6/8/2011 10:42am PDT

    Mazda is really impressing me with their future goals. If they achieve this one, I will almost certainly have an MX-5 or RX-? in my garage again.
    Way to go Mazda!

  • Kurt Posted: 6/8/2011 12:07pm PDT

    As someone who's owned a first-gen MX-5 and a current generation car, I've got a vested interest in what Mazda does to the next version. I doubt they'll hit their weight goal, but anything under 2,000 pounds would be impressive.

  • fb_1035028238 avatar Edward Posted: 6/8/2011 6:39pm PDT

    The thing I hope Mazda remembers is that the "new" model (2006) was a much nicer car, more conducive to tall drivers with a much better ride & handling combo. More power please like the MiataSpeed had would be nice...