|February 4, 2007 - The dashboard substructure has been beefed up a touch.|
I decided than an extra pound or so was worth it for an extremely solidly mounted steering column. There's also no way to remove the dash structure any more, but that's not bothering anyone. One thing that does become obvious when trying to lighten a Miata is just how light Mazda managed to make it in the first place. There aren't any easy places to remove large amounts of weight. The similarly-sized Honda S2000 can drop a significant amount of mass very easily.
tags: weight loss, interchange