With a new Miata (finally) on the way for 2015, it’s time to go back to 2005 when Mazda revealed the 3rd-generation Miata to members of the press. We were there, and thrilled to find a cutaway Miata, with all the details large and small opened for our eyes.
Several cutaway cars, chassis, and engines were available for photography.
Take special note of all the weight-savings measures designed into this car. Mazda went to extraordinary lengths to keep the weight down, while increasing strength and keeping costs in line. This is known by Mazda as a “gram strategy”, where each piece is weighed down to the gram, and every gram has to be justified. This is even more amazing when you consider that the MX-5 doesn’t share chassis parts with any other product.
Enjoy our gallery of over 50 cutaway images – the most unique on the web.