ICYMI: 2024 ND Miata Club gets new limited-slip and driving mode

Colin
By Colin Wood
Feb 12, 2024 | Mazda, Miata, ND, nd miata, Miata Club

Photograph Courtesy Mazda

Mazda recently announced updates for the 2024 ND Miata, and while the refresh includes tweaks to the exterior looks and some interior features, there are two updates made to the Club model that we’re interested in.

The first update is that the Club now gets an asymmetric limited-slip differential that provides stronger lockup under engine braking with reduced lockup under acceleration.

The other update is a new track-focused mode for the car’s stability control, DSC-Track:

DSC-Track raises the threshold of the DSC system, between being fully engaged or fully disabled, allowing drivers who choose to activate this feature to work on their on-track driving skills, while still offering some amount of brake intervention should it be needed.

Power remains the same for 2024–but so does the availability of a manual transmission, and isn’t that what really counts these days?

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deaconblue
deaconblue New Reader
2/13/24 1:21 p.m.

Per their media release;

"The MX-5 Miata Club further enhances enthusiastic driver’s expectations in the roadster’s improved dynamics. This model is sport-tuned with Bilstein dampers, a front shock tower brace and a new Asymmetric LSD. This conical clutch LSD has been re-designed with a cam mechanism which allows for different ramp angles on acceleration and deceleration to provide ideal yaw damping control through the different phases of cornering. A stronger lockup under engine braking improves stability at corner entry, resisting unwanted oversteer. Reduced lockup during acceleration reduces unwanted understeer."

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/13/24 1:35 p.m.

Some changes to the steering rack as well iirc. I'll have to confirm. Plus some interior things. 

Ranger50
Ranger50 MegaDork
2/13/24 1:44 p.m.

Please don't be a GM g80 phuckup. Please don't be a GM g80 phuckup.

aw614
aw614 HalfDork
2/13/24 2:45 p.m.

Can't wait to see where this will be classed for autocross and what kind of pitchforks we'll see if its classed favorably lol

ShinnyGroove (Forum Supporter)
ShinnyGroove (Forum Supporter) Dork
2/13/24 7:20 p.m.

On paper the DSC is an improvement. The current DSC system is very intrusive on the track and really upsets the car in high speed turns. 

Not sure about the LSD, I really like the one in my 2019 Club. It's very stable under braking, and not pushy at all accelerating out of turns. 

RyanGreener (Forum Supporter)
RyanGreener (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
2/13/24 7:53 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

Some changes to the steering rack as well iirc. I'll have to confirm. Plus some interior things. 

Yes, they apparently made modifications to the steering rack. This is apparently supposed to help with feedback/feel but we'll see.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/13/24 8:23 p.m.

The internal Mazda communication about it:

The 2024 MX-5 Miata introduces significant upgrades, including a redesigned electric power-assisted steering system for a smoother and more precise driving experience. Club models see improved dynamics with the addition of a new Dynamic Stability Control feature (DSC-Track) and Asymmetric Limited-Slip Differential. Exterior enhancements include updated headlights, new LED taillights, and fresh wheel designs, along with the introduction of a new exterior color, Aero Gray. Inside, drivers benefit from enhanced comfort with extra padding in the center console and simplified high-contrast graphics in the gauge cluster. All trims come standard with an 8.8-inch infotainment display supporting touch functionality for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, Mazda integrates Alexa for hands-free commands as a standard feature, offering greater flexibility and reducing distractions on the road. For safety, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop
& Go comes standard on GT Automatic trims for both RF and Soft Top models.

I'll see if I can dig into the tech docs about the exact changes in the steering. 

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand UberDork
2/13/24 8:41 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Lol, an exciting new gray! How brave of Mazda. 

Everything else seems cool though. I wonder how many years the ND has left. Can't be too many. 

RyanGreener (Forum Supporter)
RyanGreener (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
2/13/24 9:46 p.m.
thatsnowinnebago said:

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Lol, an exciting new gray! How brave of Mazda. 

Everything else seems cool though. I wonder how many years the ND has left. Can't be too many. 

I think the rumors (based on the ND1/ND2's length of survival) is 2027.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/13/24 10:35 p.m.

I have been led to believe that the lifespan of the ND platform will be similar to the lifespan of other Miata platforms. 

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