Considered a concept for the next-generation Miata, the cuddly Ibuki is built with a front-midship, rear-drive configuration like the RX-8. The name Ibuki comes from a Japanese word that translates to "breathing new life into" and "adding vigor." An appropriate name, as this concept features a 1.6-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine producing nearly 180 horsepower, with a hybrid electric assist. The electric motor system boosts acceleration, recovering power on deceleration, and it automatically stops the engine when idle to save fuel and reduce emissions. Other innovations see an active rollbar secreted away in the front pillars and rear cowl section, and combination seat-fitted A/C outlets and speakers. The tale of the tape shows the Ikbuki measures 145.6 inches long, 68.8 inches wide, 49.2 inches tall, and rides on a 93.2-inch wheelbase, this makes it 12.6-inches shorter than the current Miata, with the length cut in the overhangs. Smaller, more powerful, and promising clever features, the Ibuki concept is even more sporty than the current zoom-zoomy Miata.