Buried within the minutiae of a Mazda North America release on what was admittedly a neat thing-a free DLC pack for Forza Horizon 2 giving players the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata-is a juicy detail, and one piece of the puzzle previously unknown-the car's curb weight:
- 2,332 lbs for the manual.
- 2,381 lbs for the automatic.
We drove the smaller-engined, JDM-spec car a few weeks ago and unequivocally loved it-in fact, Jack Baruth called it "a defiant wake-up call to car builders who consider porcine heft business as usual."
Well said, Jack. And now we have a number to quote when bragging about which automakers' weights are moving in the right direction.