The 2016 Mazda Miata! It's cute! It's fun! It's got a big smiley face! No you're wrong it's here to KICK YOUR ASS. At least, that's what I gather from Mazda's news about an "aggressive" Club Edition Miata coming to the New York Auto Show.

Mazda doesn't say anything about this Club Edition car, nor did they release a photo. I'm kind of hoping it will look like the Accessories Design Concept, pictured above. All we know is it's going to be "the most aggressive road-going iteration of Mazda's fourth-generation flagship roadster."

The Club Edition was a trim on the outgoing third-generation Miata, one we tested back in 2013. It was the middle model in the Miata range, one that sported upgraded Bilstein shocks, a limited slip differential and some cool graphics and badges.

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One thing we shouldn't expect from the 2016 Club Edition is more power. Mazda is adamant that the U.S. car will have a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four with 155 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. At the very least, it should get some handling and aero goodies.

All the better to kick your ass with.


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