Improved combustion, a higher redline of 7500rpm (up from 6800rpm) and tweaked accelerator response all contribute to the revised MX-5’s new performance. The exhaust note has been fettled, too.
Torque increases by around 4lb ft to 151lb ft, although Mazda hasn’t revealed any new performance figures for the revised car. Top speed will rise from the current 133mph, while acceleration will be clipped closer to 7.0sec from 7.3sec.
For the first time, the MX-5 will also get automatic emergency braking for both forward and reverse gears, a reversing camera, a driver attention monitor and traffic sign recognition.
A brown roof will also be available, while the wheels will be finished in darker paint.
The changes will apply to both the standard MX-5 and MX-5 RF.