The all-new Mazda MX-5 and the Porsche 911, two impressive cars with one vital difference
I’m Paul Brayley, the managing director of Brayleys Cars. I’ve been taken aback by the sheer unadulterated driving pleasure I’ve had from the new Mazda MX-5. I can’t believe I’m saying it, but... as the owner of both an all-new Mazda MX-5 and a Porsche 911, the Mazda MX-5 is a much more fun drive.
Whilst the most obvious difference between the Mazda MX-5 and the Porsche 911 may be the price, for sports car enthusiasts, the most important difference is that the Mazda MX-5 still has the thrill of a fast sports car even at lower speeds. The ability to enjoy the excitement of a sports car and drive within the bounds of the speed limit is why I would choose the Mazda MX-5 over the Porsche 911.
The all-new Mazda MX-5 is justifiably one of the most talked about new cars of the past year. With its mission to enhance the joy of driving, the MX-5 is a embodies the passion of pure roadster design. The exterior captivates with its focussed and confident design. An integrated rear bumper, bold alloy wheels and sharp LED headlights are enough to get any pulse racing.
When it comes to driving, the Mazda MX-5 is even more exhilarating than its appearance suggests. The rear wheel drive, 50:50 weight distribution and low centre of gravity of the MX-5 provide a thrilling driving experience. Combined with the crisp and incredibly responsive six-speed manual SKYACTIV-MT gearshift and the SKYACTIV-CHASSIS with exceptional handling and ride comfort, the Mazda MX-5 driving experience is superior.
The award-winning Mazda MX-5:
- What Car? Car of the Year 2016: Best Convertible for under £25,000
- Sunday Times Top 100 Cars: Winner in Roadsters and Spiders category
- Auto Express New Car Awards: Roadster of the Year
- Red Dot Design Award: Best of the Best 2015
- 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan