“It should be small, it should be quick and just like the british roadsters” and Then the world saw the entry of Miata. If we talk about the all new Miata, the biggest and most evident change is in the way it looks. It’s been quoted that “The new Miata, featuring a 2.0l engine outputting 155 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque” But of course it is a 100 pound lighter. So yes that explains a lot. Well as they are repeatedly saying Miata is about Handling!