Why has it taken us so long to include the world’s best-selling sports car in the BOTB Dream Car competition? Well the last generation MX-5 got a little too big and bloated, with its folding hardtop roof to be a proper focused sports car, but when Mazda started designing the Mk4 model they went back to the drawing board.
They wanted a car that was more like the lithe Mk1 model, so it became smaller, more driver-focused, weighing in at just over a tonne. This top-spec Sport Nav+ model gets a new 181bhp 2.0 litre engine which thanks to the low weight gives ample performance, while there are 17” alloy wheels and a leather interior with Bose speakers in the headrests.
Pure, back-to-basics driving pleasure is what the MX-5 is all about and you could win one in the BOTB Midweek Car competition!