The Mazda MX-5 (NA) (Mazda Miata in North America and Eunos Roadster in Japan) is a roadster built between 1989 and 1997 by Mazda.

The NA is the first generation model of the MX-5 and underwent frequent model year changes throughout its production run. The 1996 model received a mild power increase for the 1.8 litre engine, although weight was also slightly increased.

The NA was replaced by the NB generation in 1999. The MX-5 is extremely popular in amateur motorsports and car culture scenes for having a capable chassis and being relatively affordable.

Need for Speed (2015)

The 1996 MX-5 can be purchased for NFS2015CreditsIcon9,100 in Need for Speed (2015).

Stock 0-60 mph: 07.86 s 1/4 mile: 16.29 s @ 90 mph (145 km/h) Top Speed: 122 mph (196 km/h) Power: 128 hp
Fully Upgraded 0-60 mph: 02.29 s 1/4 mile: 09.36 s @ 161 mph (259 km/h) Top Speed: 229 mph (369 km/h) Power: 707 hp

Need for Speed: Payback

The MX-5 (1996) appears in Need for Speed: Payback following its reveal on the official Need for Speed website[1] on October 25, 2017.


It is unlocked for purchase from the drift, off-road, and race class dealerships upon completing chapter 1 - Ignition.
NFSPB MazdaMX51996 Garage LV103
NFSPB Dealership NA IconNFSPB Dealership Drift IconNFSPB Dealership Offroad IconNFSPB Dealership Race IconNFSPB Dealership NA IconNFSPB Dealership NA Icon
NFSPB BankYellow Icon 38,900
Complete chapter 1 - Ignition.
NFSPB StatIcon Speed LargeWhite Horsepower  128
Top Speed  122
NFSPB StatIcon Accel LargeWhite 0 - 60  8.70
1/4 Mile  16.67
NFSPB StatIcon Nitro LargeWhite N2O Power  4.0
N2O Duration  4.0
NFSPB StatIcon Air LargeWhite Airtime  4.0
Landing  4.0
NFSPB StatIcon Brakes LargeWhite Response  4.5
Power  4.0


  • In Need for Speed (2015), the MX-5 has an incorrect licence plate slot from the North American Miata model.



  1. Website: (2017) Under The Hood - Need for Speed: Payback Car List. Available at: