Mazda has come up with a new series of promotional videos for the MX-5 hardtop, which boasts the speed of the car’s retractable roof through some ridiculous challenges. This is the first challenge, in which the MX-5 is pitched against a professional bus chaser called Rob. The Mazda can lower its roof in 12 seconds, but can Rob run 80 meters in that time?
We hate to say it, because we love the MX-5 so much, but this effort smells a bit like desperation. The MX-5 is, of course, close to the end of the way, as an all-new model is being developed to replaced it over the next two years. So, guess we should cut it a bit of slack!