Flight Service MegaDork
July 3, 2014 1:40 p.m.
Flight Service MegaDork
July 3, 2014 1:52 p.m.

Feedyurhed SuperDork
July 3, 2014 6:36 p.m.

Finally!! That was a very long wait! Very good news.

JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
July 3, 2014 7:06 p.m.

I suspect it will lead a parade at Laguna Seca.

rustybugkiller New Reader
July 3, 2014 8:21 p.m.

genius releasing a roadster just before winter

plance1 Dork
July 3, 2014 8:32 p.m.

wider, longer and heavier I presume?

Feedyurhed SuperDork
July 3, 2014 9:00 p.m.
rustybugkiller wrote: genius releasing a roadster just before winter

It's not as crazy as it sounds. This is the release, introducing it to the public just in time for the auto show circuits in the end of the year and early 2015........ramp up interest and orders with delivery starting in early Spring/2015 apparently now as a 2016.

Flight Service MegaDork
July 3, 2014 10:08 p.m.
plance1 wrote: wider, longer and heavier I presume?

rumor mill is 220~260lbs lighter

plance1 Dork
July 3, 2014 10:18 p.m.
Flight Service wrote:
plance1 wrote: wider, longer and heavier I presume?

rumor mill is 220~260lbs lighter

ha. heard that before with the new mustang. I will believe it when I see it.

Keith Tanner MegaDork
July 3, 2014 10:44 p.m.

Not so much "rumor mill" as "Mazda announcement". I'll believe it.

I'm really looking forward to this one. And yes, the first time it'll be seen in public will be at the Laguna Seca event on Sept 5th.

BTW, the NC chassis lasted about the same amount of time as the original NA - less if you consider than the NB is really an NA that's been reworked. It's only the Miata nerds who have been frothing at the mouth who should consider this overdue.

kazoospec Dork
July 4, 2014 8:28 a.m.

I haven't read all the threads on this, has anyone ID'd the overly shiny powertrain in the photos they released earlier or is it something new?

Flight Service MegaDork
July 4, 2014 8:36 a.m.

it is a skyactive system, automotive enquirer, er sorry Jalopnik says there will be a turbo version.

neon4891 UltimaDork
July 4, 2014 9:21 a.m.

Mmmm, skyactive miata.

Keith Tanner MegaDork
July 4, 2014 11:32 a.m.
Flight Service wrote: it is a skyactive system, automotive enquirer, er sorry Jalopnik says there will be a turbo version.

I'm still waiting for the 2006 Mazdaspeed with the 2.3 DISI turbo that the internet decided was going to be introduced. Now that car is running a bit late

NOHOME SuperDork
July 4, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Is it just me or do those shock assemblies look really long? Might be that the upper arms are really low.

Appleseed MegaDork
July 4, 2014 4:47 p.m.

They're probably at full extension. No weight on them.

gamby UltimaDork
July 4, 2014 10:53 p.m.
Flight Service wrote:
plance1 wrote: wider, longer and heavier I presume?

rumor mill is 220~260lbs lighter

That would be quite a feat--especially in light of the Mustang speculation debacle.

kanaric
kanaric HalfDork
July 5, 2014 10:31 a.m.
Flight Service wrote:
plance1 wrote: wider, longer and heavier I presume?

rumor mill is 220~260lbs lighter

Same as it was for the 100lbs heavier 2015 mustang then? lol

edit: i should of finished reading the thread before posting that.

CLH Reader
July 5, 2014 11:12 a.m.
rustybugkiller wrote: genius releasing a roadster just before winter

It's just before summer in the southern hemisphere :-P

skierd SuperDork
July 5, 2014 5:05 p.m.

I'm really excited to see the next Miata, if it gets good enough mileage I'm replacing the family hauler to have a more funner DD.

Feedyurhed SuperDork
July 5, 2014 6:11 p.m.
skierd wrote: I'm really excited to see the next Miata, if it gets good enough mileage I'm replacing the family hauler to have a more funner DD.

Me too. I am in line to replace the current Miata with the new one...................if it's good.

irish44j PowerDork
July 7, 2014 10:04 a.m.

I'm more interested in the rumored Alfa Romeo Spyder based on the Miata chassis (or has that been debunked....?).

I personally want them to release a fastback version (aka Frisbee-fighter), since I have no interest in a vert and it's the main reason I haven't bought a Miata in the past.

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