The Mazda Miata Is All Grown Up

Still bantamweight, but now with a meaner punch. 

The original Miata was cute, fun…even the design of the grille developed a grin that came to be seen as slightly unfortunate. But the new MX-5 Miata Club—which will cost around $30,000—is no joke. On back roads, this two-seated rocket will embarrass your fancier friends. On race tracks, it’s a 2,600-pound assassin, equipped with a 2.0-liter engine, 17-inch gunmetal aluminum-alloy wheels, and a front chin and rear spoilers that balance the car perfectly.