The engine also still isn’t all that punchy, as Mazda lacks a turbocharged engine option (though one was available in Japan in 2004-05.) But Mazda wants to get back to basics, and that starts with cutting the weight back by at least 200 pounds, with a stated goal curb weight of 2,200 pounds total.
The next MX-5 will also offer a host of new SkyActiv technologies, including a 1.3 liter turbocharged engine. I love me some turbos, and Mazda has a habit of producing fun-to-drive cars. This could be a killer combo, especially since the suspension is also going to get attention, with less emphasis on driver comfort and more on fun driving.