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The Mazda MX-5 (ND) is the fourth generation model of the Mazda MX-5, replacing the NC series in March 2015.

The ND model is fitted with various technological improvments under Mazda's SkyActiv brand including a lightened chassis, a more fuel-efficient and powerful engine design. A new running gear design allows for the engine to be placed behind the front axle and closer to its centre of gravity.

New lightweight and rigid suspension, made up of a double-wishbone setup in the front and a multi-link design in the rear, allows for firmer as well as improved handling.


Need for Speed (2015)

The MX-5 can be purchased for Credits29,210 in Need for Speed (2015).

0 - 60 mph 1/4 Mile Top Speed Power
Stock 07.56 seconds 15.90 seconds @ 94 mph (151 km/h) 135 mph (217 km/h) 155 hp
Fully Upgraded 02.46 seconds 09.30 seconds @ 164 mph (264 km/h) 234 mph (377 km/h) 877 hp

Need for Speed: No Limits

The MX-5 (Speedhunters) appears in Need for Speed: No Limits following update 2.9.1 and featured in a "#ZeroToHero" special event that took place from March 15, 2018 to March 22, 2018. During the event, the MX-5 is introduced as visually stock, with each stage up adding various visual upgrades to the vehicle, but the MX-5 cannot be visually modified further once the event has been completed. The starting performance rating is 602.


The MX-5 (Speedhunters) is a sports class car that requires 35 common blueprints to unlock. The blueprints required to unlock the vehicle can be found from various sources:

  • Campaign - Chapter 12
  • Chop Shop

Receive 350 mechanic level XP by building up and 1600 mechanic level XP by fully staging up this car.

NFSNL Mazda MX5 Speedhunters Carlist.jpg Sports Class Sports Stock 3467 5100 4283 602 Performance Rating
NFSNL GoldStar 3.pngNFSNL GreyStar 5.png x35 Common Blueprints Max 7919 10755 9337 951 Performance Rating
Stage Upgrades
NFSNL GoldStar 4.pngNFSNL GreyStar 4.png x20 Common Blueprints
NFSNL GoldStar 5.pngNFSNL GreyStar 3.png x20 Common Blueprints
NFSNL GoldStar 6.pngNFSNL GreyStar 2.png x30 Common Blueprints
NFSNL GoldStar 7.pngNFSNL GreyStar 1.png x30 Common Blueprints
NFSNL GoldStar 8.png x60 Common Blueprints
Tuned 9165 12547 12449 1122 Performance Rating

Need for Speed: Payback

The MX-5 (2015) appears in Need for Speed: Payback following a brief appearance in the Welcome to Fortune Valley trailer[2] released on September 26, 2017.


It is unlocked for purchase from the drag, drift, and race class dealerships upon completing chapter 1 - Ignition.

NFSPB MazdaMX52015 Garage.jpg Drag ClassDrift ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngRace ClassNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.pngNFSPB Dealership NA Icon.png Complete chapter 1 - Ignition.
NFSPB BankYellow Icon.png 42,850
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite.png Horsepower 158
Top Speed 133
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite.png 0 - 60 6.90
1/4 Mile 15.40
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite.png N2O Capacity 3.6
N2O Power 3.6
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite.png Airtime 4.6
Landing 3.3
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite.png Response 4.6
Power 3.7

Need for Speed: Edge

The MX-5 appears in Need for Speed: Edge with a B class performance rating.

NFSE Mazda MX5 2015.jpg
B 346
Requires 50 blueprints to produce
Top Speed 340
Acceleration 379
Nitro Capacity 319
Strength 225
Durability 238

Need for Speed: Heat

The MX-5 '15 appears in Need for Speed: Heat following an article published[3][4] on August 19, 2019, revealing it to be part of the game's official car list, and appears in the NFS: Heat Studio app as part of container 4, which was released on September 10, 2019.


The stock MX-5 '15 is unlocked for purchase from the car dealer for NFSHE Icon Bank.png31,500 upon reaching Reputation Level 20NFSHE Icon Rep.png.

It has a customisation rating of six and can be equipped with performance parts.

NFSHE Mazda MX5 15 Dealership.jpg
Unlocked at NFSHE Icon Reputation.png LVL 20
Infobox 2017White Car.png 111
NFSHE Icon Bank.png31,500
HORSEPOWER [bhp] 158
0-60 MPH [s] 6.90
MAX TORQUE [ft-lb] 148
TOP SPEED [mph] 133
NFSHE HandlingCartesianGraph.png
Customisation (Rating: 6/10)
Engine Swaps (7 Available)
158 hp 2.0L I4
24,000, 11NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 158 / 584
147 hp 2.4L I6
26,000, 15NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 147 / 674
276 hp 1.3L Wankel
66,000, 19NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 276 / 725
276 hp 3.0L V6
74,500, 19NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 276 / 799
308 hp 2.8L F6
81,500, 23NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 308 / 763
404 hp 3.0L I6
124,500, 23NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 404 / 787
444 hp 3.0L F6
141,000, 27NFSHE Icon Rep.png
[hp] 444 / 802



  1. (2019) Mazda 2.0 SkyActiv-G Engine Review Available at:
  2. Video: Need for Speed (2017) Need for Speed Payback Welcome to Fortune Valley. Available at:
  3. Article: (2019) Under the Hood: Need for Speed Heat Car List. Available at:
  4. Article: (2019) Need for Speed Heat Full Car List Revealed. Available at: