The underdog, the legend: why the Mazda MX-5 is still a motoring icon

01 April 2019
Matthew Hansen | Driven.co.nz

There are two main ways to craft a four-wheeled legend.

Way number one is the direction we see most manufacturers travel. It's through continual reinvention and adaption — a pursuit of new solutions and revolution over evolution. Each new model marches the narrative forward, and progress is king. Think about the likes of the hyper technical Nissan GT-R, or the trajectory of a brand like Tesla.

Way number two is arguably much tougher, despite — on the surface at least — requiring far less work. It's all about producing cars that remain faithful and loyal to where they came from. Cars like the Mazda MX-5. For the full article click here.

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