Updated Mazda MX-5 confirmed with massive 26 hp power upgrade

Because, yes, 26 hp to a 2,300-pound car IS massive

One of the cutest, lightest modern car money can buy, the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 is readying for a subtle update that brings important changes under the hood.

Road & Track learned about this back in March, when they’ve discovered a document filed to NHTSA by Mazda US. The confirmation comes from the Japanese outlet Car Watch, who tested the updated Miata and wrote about the naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter four-pot boasting 181 hp (184 PS).

The 15% power bump might look like nothing when taken out of context, but considering the car’s lightweight nature, the change is definitely going to be felt behind the wheel.

 

Speaking of — the steering wheel is now telescopic, meaning it can be pushed or pulled, helping tall drivers find their optimal position easily.

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