The MX-5 1989


The roadster makes its comeback. To stay.

In the 1980s, nobody was making roadsters anymore. Their heyday in 50s and 60s Britain seemed well and truly over. Until Mazda came into the picture – the thinking was to create a sports roadster for modern times that was reliable and fun to drive. To defy conventional thinking and to make a car that featured back-to-basics driving pleasure at its best.



The original MX-5 tipped the scales at just 955 kilograms proving to be a truly lightweight sports car. It boasted a front-engine, rear wheel-drive layout that featured exceptional driving dynamics. This was the roadster reborn. In fact, the MX-5 was so much fun to drive and such a pleasure to own that it became the best selling roadster of all time.