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|
|Vehicles||Acura Integra Type R (Honda Integra Type R) · Acura RSX · Dodge Neon · Ford Focus · Honda Civic Si · Honda S2000 · Hyundai Tiburon GT (Hyundai Coupe) · Mazda Miata (Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RoadsterJP) · Mazda RX-7 · Mitsubishi Eclipse · Mitsubishi Lancer · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z (Nissan Fairlady ZJP) · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 206 · Subaru Impreza · Toyota Celica · Toyota Supra · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|Traffic||Civil Car · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|Parentheses () denote vehicle names in European and Asian releases, JP denotes vehicle names in Japanese releases|