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      04-02-2012 10:21 PM #1
      1.3 turbo, shed 300 lbs

      All of a sudden toyoburu is stepping on their heels, gotta pick it up.


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      Now if only honda and Nissan will jump in it will be like the 80's and 90's all over again.

      What do you guys think? Should Mazda just restart NA Miata production? Is the rwd coupe surging back?

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      04-02-2012 10:25 PM #2
      I don't see a 1.3 turbo being a very good idea... I mean stock for stock it might be okay, but when modding comes to question?

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      04-02-2012 10:30 PM #3
      I think they will also have a sky 2 liter.

      I guess the only upside is that they have repeatedly shown that you dont need power to make a good car. They can lose some pounds, shrink the engine and keep it at the same power and everyone theoretically should be happy.

    4. 04-03-2012 06:42 AM #4
      That CAN'T be the new front end. It is ghastly. But I've already seen that new grille on one of thier new SUVs. I fear it is their new corporate face.

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      04-03-2012 06:45 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      That CAN'T be the new front end. It is ghastly. But I've already seen that new grille on one of thier new SUVs. I fear it is their new corporate face.
      I think that works quite well. Certainly better than that smiley face they've used on Mazda 3 and 6.
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      04-03-2012 06:56 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Waarp View Post
      That CAN'T be the new front end. It is ghastly. But I've already seen that new grille on one of thier new SUVs. I fear it is their new corporate face.
      That's an old photochop of a Mazda Shinari.

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      04-03-2012 07:00 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by watsontb View Post
      I think they will also have a sky 2 liter..
      I don't see this happening.
      Mazda previously said the Sky-G exhaust would stick out of the MX-5's fender.
      It only works in transverse applications.
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      04-03-2012 07:05 AM #8
      i would also prefer a naturally aspirated 2 litre, but I know it won't work

      1.3 seems a little small

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      04-03-2012 07:17 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0_Mazda View Post
      i would also prefer a naturally aspirated 2 litre, but I know it won't work

      1.3 seems a little small
      So a 1.4 turbo Sonic is great, but a 1.3 turbo in a 500 lb lighter MX-5 is too small?
      “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”

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      04-03-2012 07:45 AM #10
      The front is a little too overstyled for my taste, but I'll withold judgment until I see the to market product.

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      04-03-2012 09:18 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      First, there was the Mustang sedan.
      Now, they Photoshopped a Miata sedan?!
      Looks like a Fisker.
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      04-03-2012 09:24 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      So a 1.4 turbo Sonic is great, but a 1.3 turbo in a 500 lb lighter MX-5 is too small?
      Since the Sonic is a small economy car, I wouldn’t mind as much. For the Cruze, I feel it’s too small. I'm just a little more old-fashion when it comes to powertrains and it'll take some time getting used to a small turbo four in a "sports car".

      I guess I should drive it before judging. Still, when I think 1.3's, I thing Geo Metro.

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      04-03-2012 09:28 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      First, there was the Mustang sedan.
      Now, they Photoshopped a Miata sedan?!
      Looks like a Fisker.
      It's called the Shinari and the Miata was photoshoped from that car. Not the other way around.


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      04-03-2012 09:38 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      So a 1.4 turbo Sonic is great, but a 1.3 turbo in a 500 lb lighter MX-5 is too small?
      My predictions -

      Weight - 2300 - 2600 lbs.
      Power - 150 - 160 hp.

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      04-03-2012 10:14 AM #15
      I like it, tone the front down a little with the same shape and it's golden. Like the power source
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    16. 04-03-2012 10:16 AM #16
      If this new car is gonna be lighter why do they have to put in a less powerful motor? Why not use the existing one. Are they really worried about lawsuits? I guess they don't want a Miata to ever be faster than 91 in the quarter.

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      04-03-2012 10:23 AM #17
      I know its just a pchop of a different concept, but I really like the look compared to the outgoing miata. Makes it look way more agressive and less like a chicks car and looks even better than a z4 imo.

      Not crazy about the powertrain, as even a heavily modified and tuned 1.3T will probably never break 200hp (unless its a rotary ) There are people with 1.4T cruzes and sonics getting around 180hp with a downpipe and tune alone.

      Hopefully they will offer a mazdaspeed version with the 2.3t
      If your car feels like it's on rails, then you're going too slow.

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      04-03-2012 10:35 AM #18
      My old mk2 GTI 16V weighted 2200 lbs, had approx. 140 hp (with a few mods) and was a hoot to drive. If the new Miata weights the same and has around the same power or a little more, I don't see why it would not be a fun. Maybe not the fastest, but who cares? We are in NA, the land of the slow speed limits.

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      04-03-2012 10:37 AM #19
      Looks like a baby Z4, do want. I like the front end.

      Serious competition for the FR-S, it would seem.
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      04-03-2012 10:39 AM #20
      I love that p-shop.

      I have a feeling that the next MX-5 will be targeted at destroying the BRZ.

      Also I hope the new Miata gets better fuel economy, the NC is poor for a car of its size.
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      04-03-2012 05:13 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I love that p-shop.

      I have a feeling that the next MX-5 will be targeted at destroying the BRZ.

      Also I hope the new Miata gets better fuel economy, the NC is poor for a car of its size.

      Not sure if serious.

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      04-03-2012 05:16 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      My predictions -

      Weight - 2300 - 2600 lbs.
      Power - 150 - 160 hp.

      TCL cries not enough torks and can't beat V6 Camry epic failz.
      This

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      04-03-2012 06:40 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      My predictions -

      Weight - 2300 - 2600 lbs.
      Power - 150 - 160 hp.

      TCL cries not enough torks and can't beat V6 Camry epic failz.
      The current Miata weighs 2550 lbs.
      And Mazda says they are removing 300 lbs for the next Miata.

      2550 - 300 = 2250 lbs.

      It won't take much turb0 p0wer to make that entertaining to drive.
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      04-03-2012 06:42 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      The current Miata weighs 2550 lbs.
      And Mazda says they are removing 300 lbs for the next Miata.

      2550 - 300 = 2250 lbs.

      It won't take much turb0 p0wer to make that entertaining to drive.
      Yessir. That thing would be more than fun with 150ish hp. Hell, at that weight it doesn't even need 151 ft. lbs. of torque.
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      04-03-2012 09:23 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0_Mazda View Post
      It's called the Shinari and the Miata was photoshoped from that car. Not the other way around.

      :gift:

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