04 July 2011

Lighter and turbocharged next Mazda MX5

Next generation Mazda MX5 is sets to get a turbocharged engine of small capacity of around 1.5 litres . This is Mazda bids to return the model to its original root of lightweight and agile sports car.

The ambitious target is to go down to 800kg. This is well 275kg under current model. This will be achieved by optimizing the mechanical components, utilizing lightweight materials and adopting minimalist spec. Although the final figure is doubtful in this era of heavy crash legislative and safety equipment, the target, according to Autocar is describe at "not bad".

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