Yes the car looks like an overly high tech super duper expensive technological work of art, but you also have to remember that this car employs many different ways of thinking compared to some other cars. Just look at the engine...Know of many other cars with a rotary? The seats are custom, but how custom are they, they could literally just be cheaper to put in then a regular leathe car seat. I havent seen one in person, and I havent gotten to tinker with one but I think that Mazda has a surefire winner of a car.
As for the lightweight version of this car all I have to say is....DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL