The History of the Mazda MX-5 – Infographic
Over the years there have been some truly iconic sport and super cars which have for one reason or another made their mark in the hearts of petrol heads everywhere.
Back in the 1960s (depending whether you were in Europe or in the US) the cars which truly gripped peoples’ hearts where the Ford Mustang, the Aston Martin DB5, the Ferrari Daytona or the Lamborghini Miura.
Reaching into the 1970s the true icons of the decade included the likes of the Lamborghini Countach LP400, the Lancia Stratos HF, the Porsche 911 turbo, the BMW 2002 Turbo and the Datsun 240Z.
The 1980s saw a continuation of some of the previous Porsches and BMWs, but it also included the fantastic Audi Quattro, The Chevrolet Camaro, the Ferrari F40, the Buick GNX and for Back to the Future fans the DeLorean DMC-12.
The 1990s saw the the progression of the hot hatch and some brilliant sports cars including the Ford Escort RS Cosworth, the Dodge Viper, The Nissan Skyline, the Honda NSX, the McLaren F1 and the charming Mazda MX-5.
A running theme with a number of these cars is that because of their initial icon status, they developed further generations, many of which are still running in 2016.
The likes of the Ford Mustang, or the Porsche 911 have been running since the 1960s, yet their manufacturers still manage to refresh them and modernise a classic name.
It’s often great to look back at how generations of the same model have developed over the years, from the original to the current, and that is no clearer than in this infographic from Jennings Motor Group featuring the Mazda MX-5.
Initially released in 1989/1990 (depending on different countries), the MX-5 had its 4th generation released this year.
Check out just how much things have changed for the worlds most successful sports car of all time below.