The Mazda MX-5, released as the Mazda MX-5 Miata in North America and as the Eunos Roadster in Japan, is a lightweight two-seater roadster with a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Manufactured by Mazda in Hiroshima, Japan, the model debuted in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show. The MX-5 was conceived as a small roadster – with light weight and minimal mechanical complexity limited only by legal and safety requirements, while being technologically modern and reliable.
Mazda officially unveiled the fourth generation '15 Mazda MX-5 Miata on September 3, 2014 in the United States and Spain. The car is manufactured in Mazda’s Hiroshima plant and was released in the third quarter of 2015. The MX-5 is priced between $24,915 (~€23,000) and $30,065 (~€27,000). On March 24, 2016 the MX-5 was awarded World Car of the Year (WCOTY) and the World Car Design of the Year at the New York Auto Show. The base model has a 1.5 L 96 kW (129 hp) engine, and the North American (USA and Canada) version has a 2.0 L 116 kW (155 hp) engine.
The die-cast Hot Wheels model is a tuned Miata. It has a massive splitter in the front and a huge rear diffuser, side skirts and a large rear spoiler.
The '15 Mazda MX-5 Miata has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color||Tampo||Base Color / Type||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|088 / 250||2016||Night Burnerz 8/10||Red||Detailed headlights, White circle & stripes, Mazda & HW logo on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||White & Black PR5||DHP05||Malaysia||Base code(s): J19|
|080 / 365||2017||HW Speed Graphics||Yellow||Black stripes & 'VOLK Racing Wheel' on sides||Black / Plastic||Tinted (Black)||Black||Grey PR5||DTX65||Malaysia||Base code(s): J47|
From the back of the 2016 card:
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan
Specialty: The track-tuned suspension, down-force daring rear wing and crash-defying roll cage make this modified roadster a lap-blasting force!