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      05-15-2019, 02:07 PM   #23
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https://www.carthrottle.com/post/maz...-straight-six/

Saw this post and instantly thought of the new Toyota Supra! Toyota, who is one of the largest companies in the world, thinks it's too expensive to develop an all-new straight-six for the Supra. And here we have little Mazda, who can find a way to justify a naturally aspirated straight-six.

Also, it seems like this engine is for "large-architecture" cars, but can you even imagine what the Miata would be like with this engine? With a 2,700 lb convertible , ~250HP N/A straight-six, 6-speed manual, 7,000 RPM redline, and a starting price of just under $40K, Mazda could take my money no questions asked.

I would love to add a '19 MX-5 to my stable. When I read about the inline six in development, my first thought was wondering if they would also find a way to put it in the MX-5. Spreading the new engine across multiple product lines should certainly help with development costs.
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Back in the late 80s there was a company that shoehorned the Ford 5.0 V8 into miatas and make hot little monsters. That obviously was a different sized miata and the 302 V8 Ford is shorter then a I6.
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Back in the late 80’s there was a company that shoehorned the Ford 5.0 V8 into miatas and make hot little monsters. That obviously was a different sized miata and the 302 V8 Ford is shorter then a I6.
Flying Miata. They use LSx and LTx motors now.
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