For the first time since picking up the Miata from Dave’s Garage, the weather was warm enough to take the hardtop off. What a completely different motoring experience. The Mazda has a cramped driver’s seat, but with the roof off, that issue disappears.
The triangulated roll-bar helps you hop out the whip, but also improves safety, adds chassis stiffness and just looks mean. Plus, it proves to your friends this iMX-5 is no hairdresser’s car; it’s a track car.