Sometimes, it's best to keep it simple.
Whether you believe it to be the best sports car ever made or not, there's no disputing the Mazda MX-5 is the best-selling two-seater roadster of all time. That fact, coupled with countless reviews from esteemed car journalists and drivers over the years, points to the Miata as being the greatest sports car the world has ever known. We recently discussed the typical reactions people have after driving the MX-5, and after a week with the Japanese roadster, ours were no different.
Handling, balance, and a punchy naturally-aspirated engine mated to a sweet-shifting manual transmission are the key ingredients that combine to form one tasty little sports car. But there's one special feature that encapsulates the Miata's simplicity better than any other. Check out the video to see what that is.
The design is perhaps the one area that polarizes opinion, but given that over 1,000,000 units have rolled off the production line since it debuted in 1989, its styling has clearly stood the test of time and will doubtless continue to do so.