The iconic Mazda MX-5 faces itself on a track in order to decide which option is the best between the entry-level 129hp version and the range-topping 157hp one.
There is a trend going on around the media which reviewed the latest Mazda MX-5 generation, declaring the basic 129hp version to be the pick of the range thanks to its smaller weight that brings it closer to the original’s driving charisma.
Auto Express brings the two together and puts them against the clock to see how much faster is the more expensive 2.0-litre version and if this gain in speed is indeed worth the extra money.
The Mazda MX-5 was never about offering big power numbers, focusing instead on sweet handling and open-top driver enjoyment. But some fans still believe that the more power you can get in a Miata, the better for it while purists still remain faithful in the company’s recipe.
Which one would you prefer?