Mazda North America dreamed up a third way for the MX-5’s roof arrangement in 2011, fitting it to the MX-5 Spyder concept. The lower-profile canopy stretched over the car was supposed to give a more dynamic look. We just wonder how easy it is to put up in a hailstorm.
Interestingly, the Spyder was fuelled by isobutanol, a biofuel used in Mazda’s racing programme.
The Mazda MX-5 is a modern motoring icon, a two-seater, open-topped sports car with an overriding focus on fun.
Through three generations and 25 years, the MX-5 has wormed its way into the hearts of millions, whether as an inexpensive route to rear-wheel-drive handling purity or as a simple, pretty roadster in the classic vein.
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