Earlier this year, execs confirmed that the next Mazda MX-5 Miata will share its platform with the Alfa Romeo Spider. However, scarce details on the platform were revealed. Now, Mazda has announced that the next MX-5 Miata will weigh just 2204 pounds.

When Mazda introduced its third generation ‘NC’ MX-5 Miata, the Japanese automaker emphasized the extreme lengths the engineers went to remove weight from the roadster. In fact, even the rearview mirror was redesigned to save 84 grams. Talk about OCD. Ultimately, the Mazda ‘NC’ MX-5 Miata weighed 2,450 pounds. The later PRHT (power-retractable hard top) variant suffered a weight penalty of less than 100 pounds, scaling in at just 2,542 pounds.

Despite the impressive lengths of weight management in the previous model, the upcoming 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata promises to remove at least an additional 200 pounds of weight to trim the iconic Japanese roadster to just 2,204 pounds. German auto report Auto Motor und Sport spoke with Mazda exec Kiyoshi Fujiwara to learn more about the upcoming roadster. Naturally, the exec remained mum about its weight saving specifics.

That said, Fujiwara helped paint a better description of the intent of the next generation MX-5 Miata. According to Fujiwara, the 2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata isn’t focused on weight alone, but will optimize the car’s power-to-weight ratio. Details on the next-generation Miata powerplant are unknown but a recent news article announced that Mazda tuning house BBR managed to create a turbocharge upgrade for the current Mazda MX-5 Miata to improve power output to 268 hp and 227 lb.-ft. of torque. We are confident that BBR’s numbers would be more than adequate for the next generation Mazda MX-5 Miata.