ON THE ROAD
The update makes a good thing better. The Mazda is sharper and more responsive from the get-go. Turning with precision and answering the throttle with linear responses, the diminutive drop-top relishes changes in direction as it bites the bitumen with rearwheel drive confidence.
Among its many attributes, the MX-5 can handle the mundane and the ragged edge — carving through the Gold Coast hinterland with the top down, it morphs between grand tourer and race car. The changes aren’t monumental but come as useful foils to suspension tweaks to improve ride earlier this year.