Mazda and Alfa Romeo are teaming up for next-generation MX-5 Miata and Spyder. The new roadster could be 200 lb. lighter and have improved performance with Mazda’s SkyActiv.
Hyundai, Mazda, and now Subaru (and Toyota) prevail against the odds to provide us with three genuine sports-car options at under $30,000.
A great concept, beautifully executed: the new 2013 Subaru BRZ.
There will only be 450 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Editions sold in the U.S.
Mazda is getting ready to overhaul the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a more muscular exterior.
“We are becoming ever more obsessed with outright power figures – mere meaningless statistics – and losing sight of what makes a car actually feel fast…
“I still believe that the pleasure of driving comes not from the absolutes of performance, but from the nature of its delivery. I would argue that Mazda’s MX-5, although not especially fast in outright terms, is a high-performance car because it heightens the sensations relayed during driving.”
– From Why are we so obsessed with meaningless performance figures? by Top Gear’s James May (photo via fukyeamiatas)
With the end of our 1-year test approaching, it’s been a challenge to rack up significant miles on this diminutive 2-seat roadster. Nevertheless, the Mazda MX-5 PRHT is the most entertaining car to drive of our current long-term fleet.