The Mazda Miata has always been a lightweight car, but a new report is indicating the next-generation model could weigh less than 2,000 lbs (907 kg).

The Mazda Miata has always been a lightweight car, but a new report is indicating the next-generation model could weigh less than 2,000 lbs (907 kg).

Citing a "senior insider," Inside Line says that engineers have been tasked with cutting at least 720 lbs (327 kg) from the current curb weight of 2,480 lbs (1,125) kg. This means the car would tip the scales at just 1,760 lbs (798 kg).

In order to achieve this, the Miata will reportedly feature a high-strength steel body, a smaller engine and a minimalist interior. Speaking of the latter, the model could lose the glovebox and owner's manual - which would be replaced by a digital version on a USB flash drive - to save weight.

While this all sounds rather exciting, the source doesn't believe Mazda will actually meet their target weight. Regardless, the next-generation Miata should be significantly lighter than the current model.

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