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New Roadster MX-5 by Mazda

Mazda MX-5

Mazda company plans to present roadster MX-5 of new generation on motor show to Tokyo.

New Mazda MX-5

As informed earlier, the roadster of Mazda MX-5 of following generation save a motor configuration and a rear wheel drive, thus a body of the car becomes more rigid, and the lump decreases approximately for 10% (the car will weigh hardly more tons).

Besides, the novelty begins to be equipped with the new engine of SkyActive family equipped with direct injection of fuel. Prospective power capacity of new Mazda MX-5 — not less than 150HP.
"Roadster Mazda MX-5 always should be an easy sports car. For the last decade this car on the dimensions became more and more hard, but time now came to turn process back, to return to sources", — declared Takao Kijima (the main project manager of all MX-5).
I will notice that the family of SkyActive technologies by Mazda, besides engines, also includes new transmissions, structure of a body which for 8% is easier and for 30% is more rigid, and completely the new chassis, whose weight for 14% is less, than present.

2011 Mazda MX-5