The Mazda Miata or MX-5 is a small convertible sports car made in Japan. It was first released in the late 1980s. It has a very small engine and isn't any faster than your average econobox. It is really a copy of the British Lotus Elan from the 60s. The car is known as a "gay car" because of the fact that it tends to be driven by homosexuals., particularly the lower power models of the 1990s. Despite this, it remains a popular car in automobile racing.