The intake runners in the head were straightened and the intake manifold was mounted higher up. The upgraded engine was rated at 157 kW 201 hp. The new car had grown slightly in width compared to the earlier model with dimensions: length 3955 mm 155. The hip room roughly determines the width of the seats and the leg room measurement signals about the comfort for your legs. The clearance value, also called the ride height, is taken on standard tires. Mazda's Variable Intake Control System system was introduced, which effectively gave a long narrow intake mainfold at low rpm for better swirl, changing to a short, free-flowing manifold at high rpm for maximum breathing.
There were a number of trim levels and special editions available, determined by local Mazda marketing departments. This doesn't cost anything additional. Inducing oversteer is easy and very controllable. These commissions help support our ability to spend time providing additional content. The prototype was completed in August 1985. An optional hardtop was made available at the same time, in reinforced engineering plastic.
It comes with a longitudinally mounted four cylinder engine coupled to a manual transmission an automatic transmission is available as an option. The body structure was reworked to incorporate the roof for a substantial increase in chassis rigidity and a weight increase of 10 kg 22 lb. The engine employs an L-Jetronic fuel injection system and a camshaft angle sensor instead of a distributor. The new generation was slightly more aerodynamic than the original, with a Cd figure of 0. Car and Driver magazine and numerous owners confirmed the missing power, and Mazda was forced to offer to buy back the 2001 cars due to those misleading power claims. The driveline, braking, suspension and engine internals remained standard.
. With the minimum of options, the 2001 model weighed 1065 kg 2350 lb. The intake cam was changed to a solid lifter design with a stronger cam. Power output of the new engine was quoted at 105 kW 140 hp with 119 ft·lbf 161 N·m of torque. Traction control is an option available on some models. Some cockpit elements were also changed, with instrument panel gauges having a white face and red numbers. For Europe, two engines are offered: the same 2.
Overall dimensions were 3970 mm 156. The price premium is expected to be less than the cost of a separate hard top. The engine compression ratio was raised from 9. Other features included a special suspension, upgraded transmission and clutch assemblies, upgraded drivetrain components, Racing Hart 17-inch wheels, special interior trim, and special exterior paint. Standard transmission was 5-speed manual. By the early 1980s, roadsters had all but vanished from the market, sacrificed to the increasing safety and anti-pollution regulations everywhere.
Enough shoulder room keeps the driver and his passenger from elbowing each other. It was built with a fiberglass body, a 1. Although many parts of the interior and body were different, the most notable changes were the headlights: the first generation's retractable headlights had been exchanged for fixed ones. The body was strengthened, gaining 16% in bending rigidity and 22% in torsional rigidity. The Duo 101 design, so named as either a soft-top or hard-top could be used, incorporated many key stylistic cues inspired by the Lotus Elan, a 1960s roadster widely considered as one of the best-handling sports cars of its day. In the United States, Mazda erroneously quoted the power figure for the Japanese and Australian model in early catalogues. No Roadster Coupes were exported outside Japan.
In some markets such as Europe, the 1. No exterior changes were made, though. Adding 37 kg 82 lb to the weight of a comparable model with soft top, the hard top takes 12 seconds to raise or lower; in a departure from the competition, it does not take any of the existing trunk space when folded down. These basic exterior dimensions also cross our mind when we have concerns about parking space in the yard. The new engine produced 98 kW 130 hp , increased to 133 hp 99 kW from 1995. The intake and exhaust system also received a minor upgrade. Body styling is very responsible for the drag coefficient with sedans usually boasting of values above 0.
Still in the 2004 model year, a division of Mazda in Japan produced a limited run of 350 Roadster Coupés with an integral hardtop roof, effectively making this a coupé instead of a roadster. Designs were presented on paper. Performance was improved slightly, the additional power being partly offset by the extra weight. With longer wheelbase, on the other hand, your car gains in stability but at the same time you should be cautious while driving over the bumps. The body is a conventional, but very light, unibody shell.