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Mazda MX-5 25th anniversary special

We celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5 with a package of great features on the loveable roadster

The Mazda MX-5 is 25 and we’re wishing it happy birthday the best way we know how, with an in-depth look back at what makes the lovable little roadster great. 

MX-5 fans have we got a treat for you! We’ve put together a package of features dedicated to the world’s most popular sports car and you can find the links to all of them below.

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Among the highlights we’ve got an exclusive road test bringing together all three Mazda MX-5 generations to date. Discover how the car has evolved from the pop-up headlighted original to the third generation car of today.

We also explore just how fast the Mazda MX-5 can get by turning a Mk2 car into a fearsome track day weapon with £5k worth of choice modifications. Then we take to the track to see if it can beat a brand new Porsche Boxster.

Of course, we’ve got a comprehensive round-up of everything about the new fourth generation Mazda MX-5 straight from the launch itself.

If you can’t wait for the new car to join the Mazda MX-5 club, there’s a full used MX-5 buying guide for the Mk3 car plus we’ve got the story of the Mazda MX-5 in pictures, a gallery packed with great images of the best concept cars and special editions down the years.

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If you want more, we’ve got the full report from the Nurburgring were our man joined the Mazda team to drive an MX-5 in the gruelling Nurburgring 24 hours race and you can check out the entries in our Mazda MX-5 photo competition where we asked readers to send in a picture of themselves and their MX-5s.

It’s a veritable festival of the Mazda MX-5 and we hope it’s as enjoyable as the car itself. Click the links below for our Mazda MX-5 stories…   

Mazda MX-5: the ultimate road test

We compare all three generations of Mazda’s MX-5 to see how the roadster has evolved in 25 years.

Mazda MX-5: 25 years in pictures

The Mazda MX-5’s 25-year innings has thrown up some great concepts and special editions, we pick out the highlights.

Mazda MX-5 25 years in pics

New 2015 Mazda MX-5

Everything you need to know about the new fourth generation MX-5 - launched on September 4th 2014.

Mazda MX-5 to Boxster beater for £5k

We spend £5k on a Mk2 MX-5 in a bid to turn it into a track weapon that will beat the Porsche Boxster.

MX-5 vs Boxster

Mazda MX-5 ‘Ring warrior

We drive a Mazda MX-5 in the Nurburgring 24-hours – full race report.

Used Mazda MX-5 buying guide

We look at the pros and cons of buying a used Mk3 Mazda MX-5, giving you top tips on how to get a great deal.

Mazda MX-5 panning

Mazda MX-5 photo competition

Check out our galley of readers’ photos showing them and their Mazda MX-5s.

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Head of digital content

Steve looks after the Auto Express website; planning new content, growing online traffic and managing the web team. He’s been a motoring journalist, road tester and editor for over 20 years, contributing to titles including MSN Cars, Auto Trader, The Scotsman and The Wall Street Journal.

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