The Mazda MX-5 (NB) (Mazda Miata in North America) is the successor to the Mazda MX-5 (NA).
Mazda removed the pop-up headlights due to pedestrian safety risks and no longer rebadged the car as the Eunos Roadster in Japan.
The 1.8L inline-4 engine from the first generation was kept for this generation but with minor revisions including a variable intake control system which increased the power output.
The NB model generation underwent a facelift in 2000 and was replaced in 2006 by the NC generation.
Need for Speed: Underground
Due to being a lightweight rear-wheel drive roadster, the Mazda MX-5 is one of the most competitive cars in the game. Its lack of top speed is compensated by its outstanding handling and quick acceleration.
Need for Speed: Underground 2
The MX-5 appears in Need for Speed: Underground 2 and is unlocked at the beginning of the game.
Its light chassis gives it quick acceleration and strong handling traits, allowing it to outperform more powerful cars in corners. Regular upgrades make it competitive throughout the career mode.
|Unlock||Available from the beginning|
|0 - 60 mph||0 - 100 mph||Top Speed||Torque||Power|
|Stock||7.73 seconds||21.27 seconds||125.0 mph (201 km/h)||109.5 ft-lb||128.1 bhp|
|Fully Upgraded||3.05 seconds||7.28 seconds||213.0 mph (343 km/h)||303.8 ft-lb||424.3 bhp|
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
The MX-5 appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals and can be purchased for $19,000.
|Need for Speed: Underground - Vehicles|
|Cars||Acura Integra Type R · Acura RSX · Dodge Neon · Ford Focus · Honda Civic Si · Honda S2000 · Hyundai Tiburon GT · Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RX-7 · Mitsubishi Eclipse · Mitsubishi Lancer · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 206 · Subaru Impreza · Toyota Celica · Toyota Supra · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|Traffic||Civil Car · Fire Truck · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|Need for Speed: Underground 2 - Vehicles|
|Cars||Acura RSX* · Audi A3 · Audi TT · Ford Focus · Ford Mustang GT · Honda Civic Si* · Hyundai Tiburon GT · Infiniti G35 · Lexus IS 300 · Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RX-7 · Mazda RX-8 · Mitsubishi 3000GT · Mitsubishi Eclipse · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 106** · Peugeot 206 · Pontiac GTO · Subaru Impreza WRX · Toyota Celica · Toyota Corolla · Toyota Supra · Vauxhall Corsa 1.8** · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|SUV||Cadillac Escalade · Hummer H2 · Lincoln Navigator|
|Traffic||Bus · Civil Car · Fire Truck · Hatchback · Minivan · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|* NTSC release, ** PAL release|