Here is a Road & Track quote:
"Is it the best Miata ever? Clearly—but that's like calling What's Going
On "a really great Marvin Gaye record." It's more than a great Miata.
It's a wake-up call to the people who build cars around the world, a
flag thrust defiantly in the faces of the people who consider porcine
heft business as usual and power-to-weight ratios a problem best solved
by hiking both to irresponsible levels. But it's also a wake-up call to
drivers around the world. As the purest mass-market car in decades, this
MX-5 is a chance for customers to reward that purity. Were this car half
as good as it is, it would be good enough—but instead, it's truly great.
They built it; will you come?"
(Thx to Helge at the Danish MX-5 Club for compiling the list).
Greetings from Denmark