The way a transmission behaves is central to the personality of a lightweight sports car. Here, you feel like the gear box is an extension of your own persona. Whatever you want it to do, it will - and then some!
With its emphasis on linear control the Mazda MX-5 has a real fun-to-drive character. Five and six-speed manual transmissions work with minimum effort, giving maximum performance - and maximum driving pleasure, too.
There's a similarly responsive feel to the six-speed manual transmission. Ergonomically designed shift strokes are deliberately short and direct, giving you that natural feel that's there in all true sports car driving.