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. We have extensive images here!
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.