Many thought they would never live to see the day – but the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Roadster is finally here. And according to a report from SlashGear, the car skips over the spacious and semi-autonomous trends sweeping the auto industry and stands by its roots as a tiny, purist roadster.
And unlike a growing lineup of 2016 sports cars that have sacrificed engine power and appeal for practicality in today’s market, the MX-5 remains a force to be reckoned with.
Mazda’s KODO design language has been perfected in this iteration of the car, and people everywhere agree that this is the most special Miata to date.
The new MX-5 is smaller, but still feels like it has more room on the inside. The design is an incredible feat of organization, material selection, and precision trimming of extra dimensions to make for the most efficient use of space possible.
The new MX-5 has 45mm shorter overhangs, and the engine has moved back 22mm and down 13mm in its carriage. The driver sits 20mm lower than before, and the hood height has been lowered by 28mm. The car also lost about 150 pounds, weighing in at 2,332 pounds for the manual, and 2,381 pounds for the automatic.
While there was a slight drop in horsepower over the previous model, people testing out the new Miata will still have fun with the 155 hp engine. The car hits peak horsepower at 6,000 rpm, however, which actually gives it more power up to this point than the previous model.
Consumers will be pleased by the extra room, the reconfigured engine, and sleek new design of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, a car that is sure to turn heads as it drives down the street.