Macclesfield Express - - MOTORS -

Ex­cess weight in a car dulls its re­sponses, makes it harder to turn, stop and ac­cel­er­ate, en­sures that it drinks more fuel and puts greater stresses on vir­tu­ally ev­ery mov­ing part, parts which then have to be beefed up and made heav­ier to cope.

The Mazda MX-5 re­v­erses that cy­cle, strip­ping weight off which in turn al­lows it to pare more weight back with other sim­ple light­weight com­po­nen­try. It’s a bril­liant piece of engi­neer­ing.

It also goes to show that you can prob­a­bly have more fun with 1.5 litres worth of MX-5 than you can with some su­per­cars. No, that’s not hy­per­bole.

Try it and you’ll see.

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