Mazda Mx-5 Miata Roadster

Design & Development

The development story of the world's favourite roadster written by the car's engineers and designers. A unique, behind the scenes look at how the MX-5 Miata was born....


This is the fascinating inside story of how Mazda made the world's favourite lightweight sports car. Candid text, written by the engineers and designers themselves, guide the reader through every stage of the vehicle's development, from original concept through to the production model that took the world by storm.

About the author

Born in Coventry, the heart of Britain's motor industry, Brian comes from a family with a proud heritage in the automotive and aviation fields. He trained as a mechanical engineer, and worked for a time at his father's garage. Brian became heavily involved in the classic car scene at 19, and says he turned to writing by accident. He now writes full-time and, since 1990, when his first book was released, he has had almost 60 titles published. Brian and his wife, Miho, have two children, Louis and Sophie-Mercedes. They currently live in Chiba, close to Tokyo, where they can enjoy life with their Dobermann and a Thoroughbred racehorse, now retired from the tracks.

eBook details

eISBN: 978-1-845847-10-4 • eV number: eV4710 • Published: April 2015 • Language: English • Digital edition: First Digital Edition. Base eBook price: £19.99 / $25.99 / €28.99 (vendors may set their own prices, so actual prices may vary).
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Original book info

V329 • Hardback • • £29.99 • 176 pages • ISBN: 978-1-904788-29-4 • UPC: 6-36847-00329-6. Price subject to change, P&P extra.

Mazda Mx-5 Miata Roadster

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