If you’re looking to get a sneak peek of the new 2016 MX-5, a downloadable version just became available. You heard right. Mazda recently partnered with Microsoft to develop a virtual version of the new Miata, available on Forza Horizon 2, an Xbox One game. This rare opportunity allows enthusiasts to preview the new model, months before it’s even hit the market.
According to Mazda, the Microsoft version is incredibly accurate, including some never-before-seen specifications. The 2016 MX-5 performance is set to get some upgrades, including Skyactiv technology and a 150 lb. weight reduction. This information only just became available, thanks to the Forza version of the new sports car.
“Through history, there have been very few purer sports cars than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, and this fourth generation car is no exception,” said Russell Wager, vice president of marketing for Mazda. “In the past, Miata was always a product of the analogue world, but this new 2016 model is the most sophisticated and digital yet.
Although the new MX-5 won’t be on the market until sometime later this year, this debut gives enthusiasts a rare opportunity to experience the model. As the world’s most popular two-seat roadster, according to Guinness World Records, the latest Miata is bound to be a hit.