The Book of the Mazda MX-5 Miata: The ‘Mk3’ NC-series 2005 to 2015


Brian Long


Researched and written in Japan with the full co-operation of the factory, The Book of the Mazda MX-5 Miata is the story of the third generation of Mazda’s MX-5 – a car that re-invented the affordable lightweight convertible, a breed that many thought was extinct as the 1990s drew near.

Successful immediately, the MX-5 (also known as the Miata, or Roadster) spawned many imitators, but remains the world’s best selling sports car of all time. The series has now been in production for more than 30 years, with new generations following the concept of the original, much to the delight of fans around the globe.