The 1999 Mazda MX-5 (NB) (also known as Mazda Miata in North America) is the successor to the Mazda MX-5 (NA). Mazda removed the pop-up headlights due to pedestrian safety risks and no longer rebadged the car as the Eunos Roadster in Japan.
The 1.8L inline-4 engine from the first generation was kept for this generation but with minor revisions including a variable intake control system which increased the power output. The NB model generation underwent a facelift in 2000 and was replaced in 2006 by the NC generation.
Need for Speed: Underground
The Mazda MX-5 appears in Need for Speed: Underground and is available from the beginning of the Underground Mode. The MX-5 is one of the quickest starter cars although the Honda Civic Si has a higher top speed.
Due to being a lightweight rear-wheel drive roadster, the Mazda MX-5 is one of the most competitive cars in the game. Its lack of top speed is compensated by its outstanding handling and quick acceleration.
Need for Speed: Underground 2
The Mazda MX-5 appears in Need for Speed: Underground 2 and is unlocked at the beginning of the title.
The MX-5's light chassis gives it quick acceleration and strong handling traits, allowing it to outperform more powerful cars in corners. Regular upgrades make it competitive throughout the career mode.
|Stock||0-60 mph: 7.73 s||0-100 mph: 21.27 s||Top Speed: 125.0 mph (201 km/h)||Torque: 109.5 ft-lbs||Power: 128.1 bhp|
|Fully Upgraded||0-60 mph: 3.05 s||0-100 mph: 7.28 s||Top Speed: 213.0 mph (343 km/h)||Torque: 303.8 ft-lbs||Power: 424.3 bhp|
Need for Speed: Underground Rivals
The Mazda MX-5 appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals and is purchasable for $19,000.
|Mazda MX-5 (Model Range)|
|NA (1996) • NB (1999) • NC (2005) • ND (2015)|
|Need for Speed: Underground - Cars|
|Vehicles||Acura Integra Type R (Honda Integra Type R) • Acura RSX • Dodge Neon • Ford Focus • Honda Civic Si • Honda S2000 • Hyundai Tiburon GT (Hyundai Coupe) • Mazda Miata (Mazda MX-5 • Mazda RoadsterJP) • Mazda RX-7 • Mitsubishi Eclipse • Mitsubishi Lancer • Nissan 240SX • Nissan 350Z (Nissan Fairlady ZJP) • Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V • Nissan Skyline GT-R • Peugeot 206 • Subaru Impreza • Toyota Celica • Toyota Supra • Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|Traffic||Civil Car • Pickup Truck • SUV • Taxi • Van|
|Parentheses () denote vehicle names in European and Asian releases, JP denotes vehicle names in Japanese releases|