The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
9/17/21 8:03 a.m.

[Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Classic Motorsports.]

Car makers are often chastised for making modern vehicles bigger, heavier and thirstier than necessary. So how does the new-for-2016 Mazda MX-5 hold up against its spiritual predecessor, th…

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wspohn
wspohn SuperDork
9/17/21 1:08 p.m.

I think that a Miata was a lot closer to a Lotus Elan than any MG.

Independent suspension all round, DOHC engine, 4 wheel disc brakes?  Hmmm - none of that on an MGB, but all of that on both Miata and Elan.

The Elan did cost more than the MG, mind you.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
9/22/21 6:17 a.m.

We are planning a three way compariosn test with an Elan, a Miata and an MGB. Personally, I think while the Miata might have been modelled after the Elan, it has a lot more in common with the mass produced MGB.

I own both an Elan and a Miata (well three Miatas actually). The Elan is super cool to drive, but is built to a different standard than an MGB or Miata.

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