New MX-5

Mazda really did a good job of launching a great new MX-5 Miata design today. Like a mini Jaguar F-Type it’s got style that goes beyond it’s low price tag. Always a winning formula but…. I have issues with the surfacing. Another busy modern car design, against my naturally classical preferences. This odd rising rear shoulder feature is not so successful for me. It comes close to that door handle, and why is it even there? Is it something related to the upcoming Fiat twin with this car? Or simply Mazda designers being bolder and more playful than I would dare to be myself?

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they like ’em big… but sometimes also small

Nice image showing just how big US “sportscars” are, in comparison with Japanese ones (also popular in Europe of course).

US vs Japanese sizes