Mazda has released a new promotional video which highlights the MX-5's 50:50 weight distribution.

Mazda has released a new promotional video which highlights the MX-5's 50:50 weight distribution.

In the video, an employee drives the car onto a fulcrum balance structure and manages to stay perfectively level.  As Miata product manager Dave Coleman explains, "Having the weight distribution 50:50 makes the car behave more predictability and more constantly.  Weight is the single most important factor in developing this car - when you're trying to make a car perform well you do it with brute force with lots of power and big tires or you can go completely the opposite way and reduce the amount of work that the car has to do respond to the driver's input by making it lighter."

As a refresher, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will arrive at U.S. dealerships this summer with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV engine that produces 155 bhp (115 kW) and 148 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque. It can be paired to a six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic gearbox.

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