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Video: Mazda details new MX-5 weight and balance

Mazda’s North American branch has released a promotional video showcasing the weight distribution of the new MX-5, featuring impressive balancing act.

2016 Mazda MX-5 balance

One of the Mazda MX-5’s biggest trump cards is of course its 50/50 weight distribution. This, combined with lightweight and sporty suspension, maximizes its handling capability. After all, it is an MX-5; a pure driver’s car.

The Mazda MX-5 is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder producing 96kW, or a 2.0-litre SKYACTIV four-cylinder developing 115kW (coming to Australia at a later date). This is sent through to the road via a six speed manual or optional automatic gearbox.

The fourth generation MX-5 will hit showrooms here in Australia in August. Prices start at $31,990.

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.