How do you shave 220 lbs off a car? With a very sharp pencil.

There’s a lot to gain by losing a little excess weight. Improved performance, reduced emissions and increased fun. However,
as any Mazda engineer will tell you, dropping 220 lbs (100 kg) can only happen gram by gram, and to do that requires a
wealth of knowledge and an obsession for details to build a lighter vehicle without compromising its structural rigidity or crash
performance.

Mazda 2

Mazda 2

To achieve this, the engineers at Mazda developed the “Gram Strategy,” a process that involved meticulously
analyzing and reengineering every possible part of the Mazda2 one by one to be at least one gram lighter, and building the
frame using “Triple H” construction and lighter—yet stronger—high-tensile steel. The result: a leaner and meaner Mazda2.