The 2008 Mazda MX-5 (NC), also known as the Mazda Miata in North America and the Mazda Roadster RHT in Japan, is the third generation model of the Mazda MX-5, which replaced the previous NB series in 2005. In 2009, the NC series MX-5 was redesigned.
Larger fenders and an increased wheelbase differentiate the car from its predecessors. It has either a 1.8L or 2.0L MZR inline-four engine, which has replaced the 1.8L BP inline-four engine series used by the NA and NB generation.
Need for Speed: Shift
The MX-5 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 1 car, costing $21,000. It possesses a car rating of 2.15 and is incapable of a Works conversion.
The low weight is beneficial to its handling, which can be useful for tight and difficult corners. Unlike other rear-wheel drive cars, it rarely oversteers and is therefore a good choice for a starter car.
However, due to a less powerful engine than other cars, it may be outperformed by its rivals in terms of acceleration. Because of that, it is best used in race courses with a high number of difficult corners.
Need for Speed: World
It is a decent class D car, as it is capable of high-speed cornering, because of its light weight. Players can exit corners at a higher speed than with similar cars such as the Lexus IS 350.
It shows weaknesses in terms of acceleration and nitrous boost, but these traits make it suitable for difficult race courses instead of tracks with many long straight roads, although its power and handling can be noticeably improved with Race series performance parts or better.
|Stock: 264 (D class)||Maximum: 563 (B class)|
Shift 2: Unleashed
The MX-5 appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road car with a price tag of $19,250. It is featured with a D 280 performance rating and 2.29 handling rating.
To eliminate its lack of power, players can swap the its engine with the rotary engine of the Mazda RX-7. It gets a significant increase in acceleration with no negative impact on handling, although it is recommended to install weight reduction upgrades to improve its braking capabilities.
Need for Speed: The Run
The MX-5 appears in Need for Speed: The Run as a Sports class car.
Its inclusion was revealed by the official Need for Speed website on July 15, 2011.
Need for Speed
The "T Prime" Signature Edition MX-5 was added as part of update 1.1 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: The Run. It is unlocked upon the player reaching Driver Level 35.
Top Speed: 218 mph (351 km/h)
0 to 60 Time: 4.0s
BHP: 807 @ 7,000 rpm
Performance: Tier 5
Manufacture Year: 2009
Need for Speed: Edge
The MX-5 2008 appears in Need for Speed: Edge with a B class performance rating.
Requires 50 blueprints to produce
Top Speed 341
Nitro Capacity 319
- In Need for Speed: Carbon, several billboards and bus stops advertising the MX-5 NC can be found, although the car does not appear in the game.
- Article: twisting-roads.com (2017) The 2.0l Engine of the Mazda MX-5 NC Generation NC2/NC3 Facelift Available at: http://twisting-roads.com/2017/07/the-2-0l-engine-of-the-mazda-mx-5-nc-generation-nc2nc3-facelift/
|Mazda3||2.0L '04 (BK) · Mazdaspeed3 '06 (BK)|
|MX-5||1.8L '96 (NA) · 1.8L '99 (NB) · 2.0L '09 (NC) · 2.0L '15 (ND)|
|RX-7||Turbo-II '91 (FC) · FD '95 (FD3S S6) · FD '99 (FD3S S8) · RZ '98 (FD3S S8) · Spirit R '02 (FD3S S8)|
|RX-8||Coupe '04 (SE3P) · Coupe '06 (SE3P) · Coupe '09 (R3)|