I mentioned the MX-5 Miata when I was ripping on that gay recall of Mini Coopers, so I thought it would be worth a laugh to post this too. It seems the new Miata will get it’s prestigious North American debut at our very own Chicago auto show. Joy.
The new model will feature a 2.0 I-4 with a blistering 167hp! That’s a whole one HP more then the current one, awesome! [/sarcasm] They claim the fuel economy will be improved as well, but the current numbers are not very impressive for a little 4 cylinder, so meh.
I can respect these (chick) cars for their awesome handling, and the fact that they’ve been around for like fucking ever, but 167hp? Come on, they could give it a lot more balls then that, and probably even achieve better MPG at the same time with a different engine.
Somehow I don’t see our drunken trip to the autoshow this year spending too much time at the Miata booth. In fact I feel a little dirty after posting this… promise my next car post will be about something with a big V-8, or at least machine guns or something.