I have the same problem... that’s why I bought it for my wife. I love driving it, but I hate sitting in it, so I couldn’t justify getting myself one lolMiata's are really cool. Unfortunately for me my only "behind the wheel" experience was to determine if I could even drive one. The steering wheel sits in between my legs, with my right knee hanging over the shifter. I also can't see straight ahead because my eyes are in line with the windshield frame.
But regardless, horsepower makes VERY little difference on a more technical track (think Laguna Seca) so with the Mach 1 most likely handling better (same tires, but 400lbs less weight), I’d imagine it’ll be able to make up those minor horsepower advantages in the turns. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of lap times each one can put down at Laguna Seca with Randy Pobst behind the wheel