WR TV: 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club
By Winding Road Staff
August 06, 2014
While we all anxiously await the arrival of the next MX-5
, we also should take a moment to reflect on the fact that the current Miata is a excellent sports car in its own right. Here we find ourselves behind the wheel of a third generation MX-5 in Club trim, Mazda's subtle nod to the Miata's strong following in amateur club racing. This particularly racy package includes side stripes, Gunmetal Black 17 inch wheels, black headlight bezels, a front lip spoiler, a rear diffuser, body color matched interior trim pieces, and red stitching to go along with the requisite badging inside and out.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter, 16 valve, DOHC four cylinder mill, generating 167 horsepower and 140lb-ft of torque, which is mated to a six speed manual gearbox. Also included as standard in Club trim are the sport-tuned Bilstein shocks, 205/45R17 performance tires, limited slip differential and power retractable hard top, making this Miata a well spec'd out example indeed.
In the videos below, we take an up-close look at the MX-5 Club inside and out, then take to the streets for some open and closed-top motoring to give you a sense of what this diminutive drop top is like to live with in a variety of situations:
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