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Friday, September 23, 2022

This Gathering Of Mazda MX-5s Broke A Guinness World Record


Held at Modena Circuit in Italy, the ‘MX-5 Rally of Records’ has broken the Guinness World Records title for the largest parade of Mazda cars in the world. With a parade of 707 MX-5s, the event beat the previous record set in the Netherlands in 2013, where 683 cars took part in a parade.

Taking place last September 18, the Italian parade brought together all four generations of the iconic MX-5 with the cars driving around the famous Italian circuit under the watchful eye of the Guinness World Records adjudicator, who at 6 PM made the record official.

During the record-breaking event, there was also a ‘Fun to drive will never die’ presentation with the Japanese engineer Nobuhiro Yamamoto—who was the lead engineer on the third and fourth generation MX-5. Other guest speakers at the event presented different stories about what triggers their passion for the MX-5, including Andrea Mancini - owner of “Miataland”, a luxury resort located in the Umbrian hills where he keeps his huge MX-5 collection.


A car that has spanned the decades, evolving from generation to generation while always remaining true to its original concept, the MX-5 is a timeless icon and the ultimate expression of ‘Jinba Ittai’ driving pleasure.

In the Philippines, the MX-5 features a 11-model line-up—six Convertibles and five RFs. With the Build Your Personal MX-5 program, no less than 78 possible combinations are possible including a special MX-5 commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Miata Club of the Philippines shown to the public at the Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).


All variants are powered by a 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. The updated (ND2) 184 horsepower version of the roadster introduced lighter pistons and con-rod, as well as upgraded camshafts, exhaust valves, fuel injectors, throttle valve, and air intake, all of which increase performance over the original 160 horsepower ND1.

The latest updates introduce Platinum Quartz as a new color, while all models are now fitted with Kinematic Posture Control or KPC. The KPC system applies a very small amount of brake force to the inner/unloaded rear wheel during cornering, the resulting brake force pulls the body down, suppressing body roll to provide more reassuring cornering so subtly that the MX-5’s engaging handling remains unpolluted.


Read our review of the 2023 Mazda MX-5 RF here.

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