The sculpted front end of the Mazda Roadster Coupe TS concept set pulses racing at the 2004 Tokyo Motor Show. The car was inspired by classic Aston Martins and the Abarth Clubman race series of the 1960s. A roll cage and a low seating position confirm its focus on track use.
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.
Click through the gallery for a history of the Mazda MX-5 in pictures...