Come for the news, stay for the live stream featuring Duran Duran

What do you do when you need to reveal a reincarnated icon to the masses? Hire a reincarnated musical icon from the past.

That’s what Mazda will be doing tonight in California, when the Japanese automaker takes the wraps off its next-generation MX-5 Miata, headlined by Duran Duran.

Expected to be powered by a four-cylinder SkyActive powerplant, the general consensus is the 2016 MX-5 will displace 2.0 litres and be normally aspirated. Yet, there is some video floating around purported to showcase a turbocharged engine note. We will see.

The next-generation model is expected to drop a significant amount of weight, as much as 100 kg, thanks to a lighter chassis and components. And we can only hope Mazda’s latest design language carries over to their iconic roadster, giving the droptop an aggressive appearance for once.

Check back here at 9PM EST/6PM PST to see the reveal live above.

UPDATE: Here it is…

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