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The 1999 Mazda MX-5 (NB), known as the 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

The MX-5 appears in Need for Speed: Underground and is available from the beginning of Underground Mode. It is one of the quickest starter cars although the Honda Civic Si has a higher top speed.

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.

It is best used in Circuit, Street X, and Drift events. It is less suitable for Drag due to a low top speed.

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

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The MX-5 appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals and can be purchased for $19,000.