Video gamers with access to an XBox One and Forza Horizon 2 will be able to drive the all-new Mazda MX-5 a lot sooner than real Miata enthusiasts. The car launches in Europe and the UK this summer, but Americans are going to have to wait longer.
Still, playing with the Mazda MX-5 in Forza could be rewarding than you think. We are not talking about how you can feel the dynamics of the lightweight sports car through your joystick. No, that’s not true. We are talking about the fact that you can win a real, actual 2016 Mazda MX-5 by winning the Time Trial Rivals Contest.
That is a competition Mazda has built into the MX-5 Car Pack for the Forza2. Gamers are required to play in the MX-5 Rival Event on the Sisteron Perimeter Sprint Track. The two players with the fastest times will be flown to Los Angeles in June to compete head-to-head in a winner-take-all race, with the winner receiving a 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. So if you needed an excuse to stay on the couch all day playing video games, this is probably a good one!
Those of with a job and some income that makes it possible to live in the real world will be glad to know the real Mazda MX-5 is absolute delight thanks to new SKYACTIV technologies. The car is lighter than its predecessor at 2,332 lbs and even though the engines available for it are not exactly power houses, you will still be able to have a jolly good time behind the wheel thanks to the car’s clever engineering. Also, this is the first MX-5 in, well, forever, that does not look girly – at least not completely.