Mazda MX-5: What does its name mean?

The Mazda MX-5, also known as the Miata and Roadster, is the world’s most popular two-seat convertible ever, but what do the letters and number in its name mean?

MX-5 simply stands for Mazda eXperimental project number 5.

Given the success of the MX-5 over four generations and counting, we’d love to find out what the first four experimental projects were like.

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