Tech nerds are spoiled. Every year, there's a new iPhone that arrives following months and months of breathless speculation and rumormongering. We car folk have a more difficult life, because vehicles with the iPhone's cult-like devotion and following, while plentiful, only receive hefty updates after several years. Case in point, the Mazda MX-5.

There's a new one coming, and much like the iPhone 6, it'll arrive in just a few weeks. So, in lockstep with the tech folk, we're anxiously biding our time and waiting with bated breath for the expected debut date of September 3. Also, like Apple fanboys, we're clamoring over any hint or teaser as to what the next-gen Miata will bring, which is why we're showing you the above image.

That is, allegedly, the new MX-5 hiding under the sheet. Auto Motor und Sport has the image, which according to World Car Fans was released by Mazda. Of course, we've reached out to the Zoom-Zoom brand for verification of its authenticity, and will be sure to update as soon as we hear back.

Until then, what can we see on this sheet-festooned roadster? Well, the wheel arches look suitably flared, while the traditional long-hood, short-deck look of the past three generations of Miatas soldiers on. According to Auto Motor und Sport, the track has been widened, while the wheelbase has also been stretched. The big news is that the new car should trim around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of body fat and that it will boast a perfect fifty-fifty weight distribution.

Of course, should we hear anything more, we'll be sure to update you. Stay tuned.

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      • 1 Year Ago

      We're only ~3 weeks away from the reveal! Mazda will show the ND at the Miatas at Laguna Seca event 9/5-9/7.

      Louis MacKenzie
      • 1 Year Ago

      How about camo pic of the real Miata ND in Hiroshima?

      Jim R
      • 1 Year Ago

      So, longer wheelbase and wider track.  Hopefully that translates to more legroom.

      • 1 Year Ago

      *bated, not baited breath. It's the difference between abate and a bait.

      • 1 Year Ago

      Don't be fooled, that's just an NC. If you want a better idea of what the ND will look like, google the new camouflaged pictured of a possible ND in Japan

      • 1 Year Ago

      Hopefully, it's styling won't follow the NC.  It would be better if the Miata  will be
      follow or better the S2000.

      • 1 Year Ago

      Seriously? You have to ask?

      Louis MacKenzie
      • 1 Year Ago

      • 1 Year Ago

      Wow, it's been a really long wait to finally see the new MX-5, looking forward to it!

      The Spectator
      • 1 Year Ago
      Piece of crap car, in two years it will look like an old plastic bucket totally different in trend and style because the car company has no loyalty to its designs and changes them heavily.
      • 1 Year Ago
      The shape of this new car looks just like the previous version, which will be another huge dissapointment.
      • 1 Year Ago

      that tail looks like i could be a mustang

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