“It’s a cure for depression, this car, it really is. You just can’t be in a bad mood when you’re driving it.”
“An engineering Gem” is the term Clarkson uses to seal the 2016 all-new Mazda MX-5 into the coveted 5-star Sunday Times hall of fame in a gushing review for the newspaper; the raw and simple nature of the sports car makes it one of a select few that make Jeremy Clarkson feel “Eager and Sprightly”.
Having enjoyed a lengthy test drive of the 2-litre version of the car, Clackson declared his love for the roadster, calling it an “attack rabbit”. He goes on to talk about the timelessness of the all-new Mazda MX-5 model and his long time admiration for the brand, saying “by not really changing much of anything at all, and by avoiding the latest trends for more complicated electronics, Mazda has once again come up with a full-on five-star gem.”