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Old 01-17-2012, 11:28 AM   #41
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That thing looks like an SUV convertible or something.
thats because it is. Production Murano convertible...well its not in production yet, I don't think, but Nissan is seriously considering it.
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:24 AM   #42
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Didn't see it on the thread so here

http://www.roadandtrack.com/future-c...4-mazda-miata/

1.3l? Really? As long as there is a 2.3l mazdaspeed variant.

Edit: over priced mazdaspeed variant
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:17 PM   #43
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Looks like $30k sticker price to me.

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Old 02-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #44
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Well, in my humble opinion, Mazda needs to refocus on lighter weight and more HP. (Is 200hp asking for too much?) The new Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S twins look and perform like serious contenders and seem to be reasonably priced. Mazda better watch out if Toyota/Subaru (Toybaru/Subota??) release a convertible version.

Things will get interesting come spring.
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:48 AM   #45
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not a fan of the side grills. I still dont think this could really make it to the production line. Maybe its an acquired taste
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:56 AM   #46
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I'm going to have to take a break from slapping your old man around to choke you out if you keep this ---- up
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:44 PM   #47
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I don't like the long weird headlights myself.
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:36 PM   #49
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It's got too much Solstice in it but I like how the rear end looks, gettin back to the NA style.
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That's more like it!


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This rendering of the 2014 Miata hints that Mazda will keep the overall proportions of the current model. Narrower headlights and a larger grille provide a modest front makeover. A sharp character line extends from the headlights back along the sides of the car, before tapering off near the door handles. It's a clean shape, one that's a little less delicate than before but not overwrought with details.

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According to sources within the company, development for the next-generation MX-5 (the ND) is well underway, but the Hiroshima-based company seemed to have hit a snag when it came to deciding on an appropriate powerplant. Apparently, Mazda engineers were originally planning to equip the ND with a naturally aspirated 1.5-liter inline-4 with SkyActiv technology, but couldn't quite squeeze the desired horsepower from the engine. A variant of the current 2.0-liter inline-4 was also considered, but it couldn't meet their fuel economy goals. Instead Mazda has narrowed it down to either a 1.8-liter inline-4 with SkyActiv or a 1.3- or 1.5-liter inline-4 with forced induction.

Whichever powerplant Mazda decides on, you can expect the car to produce roughly 150 bhp with about a 10-percent improvement in fuel economy from the current MX-5's (22 city/28 highway mpg). Another major focal point of the future MX-5 is weight. We hear the engineers are working feverishly to reduce the car's mass to 2200 lb. or less, which means shaving about 200 lb. out of the NC while retaining its exterior dimensions.


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Mazda and Alfa Romeo are joining forces to build the next-generation MX-5 Miata and Spyder. The 2-passenger roadsters will place a priority on keeping things simple, and small. As we already noted a couple months ago, Mazda's engineers are working hard to trim weight (reportedly as much as 200 lb.) from the 2014 Miata. This could be aided by the Japanese automaker's growing lineup of SkyActiv models, which offer improved performance and fuel economy thanks to their significantly lighter chassis and powertrains. That same engineering approach will certainly be applied here.
Well, pick your poison

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Old 01-21-2013, 01:08 AM   #51
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It's pretty well known that Alfa and Mazda are doing a JV on this thing. The ND will be the basis for the new Alfa Spyder. Just in from the Detroit show is that Chrysler-Fiat intends to re-introduce Alfa Romeo to the US market. I've seen some of the previous generation Alfa Spyders in Italy. Really nice styling and interiors (although that generation was FWD). So, if the Japanese styling gets too wierd, we'll have an Italian-styled version available.
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Looks.. interesting, to say the least. Not really a fan though, the whole front end looks huge from that angle.

I hope Mazda doesn't make the ND look like that, as it would be a huge disappointment imo..
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As long as it comes with a skyactive-D.
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Ugh, don't like the rear. Really like the orange concept.
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Saw this one yesterday.

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Getting closer to reality:

2016 Mazda MX-5 Chassis Reveals a Lighter, Smaller Next-Gen Miata AutoGuide.com News

As I look at the new chassis, it's striking how similar it is to the NA. Obviously, they got a lot right with the original car. A lot of concepts that have stood the test of time.
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Looks like it has a complex multi link in the rear, kind of disappointing.
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Looks fairly similar to the current NC rear suspension, which I prefer over the NA/NB stuff.
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Old 04-17-2014, 03:58 PM   #60
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Pics here:
Mazda reveals 25th anniversary edition MX-5 Miata alongside next-gen chassis - Autoblog


Looks good. looks like NA 3.0



also, tires on backwards?? Right hand drive JDM model bro.
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