2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Shows Off its Balance


Just how balanced is the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata?

To show off the sports car’s near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, the Japanese¬†automaker has recreated its Miata balance-beam act, which was first done in 2011 with the previous-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. This time around, the company took the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata and centered it on a steel balance beam structure with an extremely sensitive center fulcrum. The goal was to have the sports car perfectly balanced on the beam, remaining stationary without any additional structural support.

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Mazda released a new video showcasing the balance-beam act for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, which tips the scales at a scant 2,332 lbs while powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 155 hp. The video also features key members that contributed to the development of the new MX-5 Miata, who talk about the “gram strategy” that focused on analyzing each component of the roadster in order to shed as much weight as possible.

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