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Next-generation Mazda Miata To Be The Lightest Version Ever 10
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Autostyle, lightweight cars, Mazda, Mazda Miata on 06 10th, 2011

Mazda Miata is best remebered for being one of the world famous lightweight cars. Now, the news is that the next generation model will be even lighter than those available in the markets.

Reports indicate that that engineers have been tasked with cutting at least 720 lbs (327 kg) from the current curb weight of 2,480 lbs (1,125) kg. This means the model will weigh just 1,760 lbs (798 kg).

As part of making it lighter, Miata features a high-strength steel body, a smaller engine and a minimalist interior. Besides, the glovebox and owner’s manual would be replaced by a digital version on a USB flash drive.

Though all these sounds good, it remains to be seen whether Miata will be able to achieve the target weight.

(via Inside Line)