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    The NC did, too, actually, but they're definitely the focus of the rear this time around.

    I also really like those wheels (reminiscent of Watanabe RS8s) and the sidewall height.

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    Best looking MX-5 since it's introduction. I like it mucho.

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    Flyin Miata took a close-up of the tire sidewall: "Tires are a 195/50-16."
    Whoomah!

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    FM's got some good shots up on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/flyinmiata
    Whoomah!

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    I like it. That little flair/turn indicator behind the front wheels screams Alfa though. I'd like to see that gone/changed. Not a big fan of the rear end as a whole. But overall, really nice

    The rear lights remind me of the Jag XK too.

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    Nice. The rear reminds me a bit too much of the first-gen Z4, but overall that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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    I kinda sorta like it. Gotta see it in the flesh to make a final determination.

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    More from FM:
    More on the ND:
    - conventional suspension, not adjustable damping. There's a "sport" button on the design model, but it's part of the automatic trans. Yes, that car has a shift knob for a manual. Don't read anything into it.
    - chassis engineer says it is going to be much better than the current car. We talked about steering feel and driving fun instead of just high limits. Note the 195 tires on the driving model.
    - The final damper specs have not been set, that will wait until they have near-production unibodies for the test mules. The stiffness of the chassis changes slightly. Interesting chat, I want that job.
    - specific tires have not yet been decided, but sizes are the same as NC. This means we can run a 255
    - 100 kg lighter than current car
    - no comment on powertrain specs
    - very flat bottom
    - inclined radiator like an NC

    I think we have some good raw material here.
    Whoomah!

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    I *really* like this car.


    Side profile reminds me a bit of the BMW z8

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    Some nice moving shots (on a turntable) in this video from AutoBild: http://www.autobild.de/videos/video-...--5292406.html

    Also get a glimpse in the trunk--looks huge to this NA owner.
    Whoomah!

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