In the U.S. The 09+ NC MX-5 with retractable Hardtop weighs 2511 lbs Tops and produces 167hp (really 170hp according to engineers @Mazda)
0-60 times are 6.5-6.9
1/4 mile: 14.9-15.1
It feels much quicker. I think it has just the right amount of power to make it a blast of a daily driver. Any quicker and it wouldn't be as fun. I'd glad Mazda hasn't screwed up trying to compete in the horse power wars. I'd rather drive a fun car vs. one that is merely fast and can't exploit unless on a racetrack.
I wonder why europe gets a neutered 158hp version? That's how much the auto U.S. Version makes..