You have been waiting for this, haven’t you? Finally we get to see a proper head to head battle between two hottest sports car on the planet right now, the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 and the Subaru BRZ. So let’s join Motor Trend’s Carlos Lago as he finds out which one of these bad boys is the best driver’s car, the most fun to toss around.
For once the BRZ is up against a rival that is not more powerful than it. Mazda MX-5 Miata is actually quite a bit less powerful (155 hp vs BRZ’s 200), but it’s also quite a bit lighter and is equipped with the Club package which adds Bilstein shocks, Brembo brakes, and BBS wheels. So this should be really interesting:
Regardless of the results of this test, the fanboys of these cars are going to continue bickering with each other and making preposterous argument as to why their favorite car is better. Hard-core car lovers are like tech geeks who get worked up arguing about their favorite smartphones or operating systems. Our advice is, first, if you can afford it buy them both. If you can’t, get the Mazda and drive it for a bit, and if you didn’t like it just trade it in for a BRZ.