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How The Original Mazda MX-5 Miata Saved The Roadster

By   August 13, 2018

Original Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

When you look at classic cars, many of the most desirable vintage cars offer an open-aired driving experience. Cars like the Porsche 550 Spyder and Shelby Cobra are roadsters that any enthusiast would love to have in their garage. Those two examples are so popular and rare that they have become some of the more common replicas.

In the 60’s roadsters like the MGB, Lotus Elan and Triumph TR6 showed the model that a roadster should follow (other than reliability). They weren’t the most powerful cars, but they let you have the wind in your hair in a fun to drive package.

In the early 90’s Mazda wanted to bring back the roadster in the spirit of these great British examples, but in a more reliable package.

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Mazda MX-5: The Answer Is Always Miata

By   July 19, 2018

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is an important car. The little roadster opened the door to cars like the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z4.

The Miata showed that the public would once again buy a small roadster, like they did with European small convertibles of the 60’s. The Japanese sports car was a departure from the 60’s open-aired cars that were mainly built by British manufacturers.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Gets More Power

By   June 21, 2018

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

The new 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata gets a number of small changes that adds up to a sharper sports car than the outgoing model. The roadster gets a new powertrain that produces 17 percent more power than the version it replaces. All this while being more fuel efficient.

Now the Miata has never been about straight line speed, but more about near perfect balance. The small vehicle is best in the corners, but a little extra power never hurts.

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Sparks Fly In Inaugural Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational

By   September 13, 2016

Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational

Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational

Yesterday marked the final race of the first ever Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational held at Laguna Seca. Nathanial Sparks (a.k.a. Sparky) took home the biggest victory in his racing career so far. In the first race he got the pole and then finished in second place. He then set his eyes on the victory to secure the championship.

About the race Nathanial said, “My team and I looked at the points last night and figured out what needed to be done. The hard part was executing it. I got out there and took an early lead because I knew my only hope was to get Robby (Foley) battling and, hopefully, get him shuffled back because there are so many great drivers here. I kept my head down and I think I ran as best as I could the whole race. But, man… 30 laps at Mazda Raceway is something to be proud of.”

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Mazda Raises MX-5 Cup Pricing

By   September 1, 2016

Mazda MX-5 Cup

Mazda MX-5 Cup

Mazda has announced a price increase for the Mazda MX-5 Cup race cars. Starting on September 7th, the competition machine will start at $58,900 versus the $53,000 starting price of the first 108 cars. The Japanese car maker is offering loyal customers who have already purchased an MX-5 Cup car to purchase additional cars at the original price through Friday, September 16th of 2016.

The price increase does come with some enhancements to the current model. There have been a number of improvements since the car was launched with a motorsports-specific gearbox, motorsports-specific engine brackets, differential bushing inserts, addition of fuel pump-out kit per customer request and ECU hardware and software updates being the largest changes.

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