As per Mazda Canada web site, 0-100Kms for the NC 6 speed is 7.5sec and 0-100kms for the NC 5 speed is 8.0sec.
Personnally, I'm very surprised by these numbers. First the 6 speed car is heavier and second, it needs an additional shift to reach 100kms.
Do you think it is a marketing tool?
Do you know if somebody did compare the acceleration of both cars?
I ask the question because I plan to buy a MX5 and now I'm not sure which one I should buy. In Canada the 6 speed comes only with the Bilstein, the LSD and the 17'(package cost:$3000) .
I do not really care about the 17' (in fact if the 16' are lighter, I think I would prefer these), now I do not care about the bilstein (as it seems they are softer than stock dampers), I would like LSD (thus I'm not ready to pay $3000 for it) but now if there is a .5sec difference...
If there is no significant difference in acceleration, I will go with the
5 speed but if the .5sec is true... Any comments??? Thanks...GUY.