posted 5 years ago

Mazda sets new ‘world record’

Mazda MX-5 enters the Guinness Book of Records

Mazda have set a new world record and set a new entry in the Guinness Book of World Records. A total of six hundred and eighty three Mazda MX-5’s joined a procession on the roads around the RDW Test Centre at Lelystad in the Netherlands; this formed the longest parade of driving Mazda’s ever. The existing record came in at four hundred and fifty nine Mazda’s so a massive increase to break the record.

This fantastic parade of Mazda’s was led by a third generation racing model driven by Dutch TV presenter Allard Kalff with the CEO of Mazda Motor Europe as his passenger who later received the official certificate presented by the adjudicator of the Guinness World Records. The MX-5 may have set a new world record but it is already the world’s best selling two seater sportscar. Last year it underwent some upgrades including exterior and interior improvements. The exterior has a new bumper design which gives the sporty car a more aggressive appearance and also improves aerodynamic performance. Mazda also introduced ‘active bonnet’ pedestrian protection system which automatically raises the trailing edge of the bonnet if a pedestrian impact is detected, this action provides immediate space under the bonnet to absorb impact energy and soften the blow. When driving the new Mazda braking is more controllable and acceleration after braking is smoother and faster due to the vacuum braker booster being revised.

Mazda MX-5 could be a classic icon

The Mazda MX-5 could be a classic icon in fifty years time according to a recent survey by specialist’s classic car and motorcycle insurance broker Footman James. Seven percent of classic vehicle owners predicted the Mazda MX-5 to be a classic icon closely followed by the Bugatti Veyron and the Audi TT. So the Mazda MX-5 could be an investment for the future. There is a ten model range to choose from and prices start from £18,495 for the 1.8-litre SE Air Con soft-top with five-speed manual transmission and rise to £23,695 for the 160ps, 2.0-litre Powershift roadster coupe with six-speed automatic transmission. The trio of Mazda 2013 Venture Edition models with 17-inch Bright finish alloy wheels, heated tan leather sports seats and tan leather door inserts, plus tan fabric roof (on soft-top), cost from £18,895 and rise to approximately £22,295. So if you are looking for a record breaking sportscar then the MX-5 could be the one.