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Mazda Eunos Roadster

NA6CE

Mazda Roadster (NB)

NB8C

The Mazda MX-5, also known as MX-5 Miata in North America and Eunos Roadster (1st generation) or simply Roadster (2nd generation onwards) in Japan, is a lightweight two-seater roadster, of front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, built by Mazda in Hiroshima, Japan.

NA6CEEdit

  • Engine Name: B6-ZE
  • Engine Type: I4 DOHC
  • Max power: 197 HP (Toru's Bored-Up RS Aizawa Complete Engine, standard output is rated at 118 HP)
  • Maximum torque: Unknown
  • Displacement: 1,597 cc (Toru's version is bored up to 1,839 cc)
  • Drivetrain: FR
  • Aspiration: NA
  • Length: 3948 mm
  • Height: 1224 mm
  • Width: 1676 mm
  • Weight: 940 kg
  • Transmission: 5MT (5-speed manual gearbox)
  • Body Kit: Eunos Roadster S-Special NA8C

NB8CEdit

  • Engine Name: BP-ZE
  • Engine Type: I4 DOHC
  • Displacement: 1839 cc
  • Maximum power (stock): 130 hp, later models 140 hp
  • Maximum torque: Unknown
  • Drivetrain: FR
  • Aspiration: NA
  • Length: 3955 mm
  • Height: 1235 mm
  • Width: 1680 mm
  • Weight: 1030 kg
  • Transmission: 6MT (6-speed manual gearbox)
  • Body kit: Garage Vary Type N

WeaknessEdit

The NB8C has a weakness in its front biased weight load. This means it is prone to oversteer while braking and makes it relatively unstable when slowing down. Satoshi Omiya has countered this problem by fitting a rear spoiler (i.e. a GT wing).

TriviaEdit

  • Some early examples of the first-gen MX-5 have a detuned B6-ZE engine that only produces 90 hp instead of the original 118 hp output.
  • By far, this is the world's best selling sports car and world's best selling two-seat car, beating the Ford Model T. As of this year, the numbers are getting close to one million units.

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