Racing to the Arctic in a Mazda

Racing to the Arctic in a Mazda
Mazda’s MX-5: the most fun you can have in a car for a reasonable amount of money

An open-air drive through the tundra would be the undoing of an SUV, but it’s great sport in the feisty little MX-5

I wonder how an autonomous car would have coped, if it could cope at all. The roads that snake up to the North Cape are in astonishingly good condition considering the enormous variance in temperatures that alternately contracts and expands their surface. Perhaps it was the cushioning effect of the thick layer of snow and ice on top of the tarmac, but these were surprisingly smooth roads as we crossed the Arctic Circle and began our trek to the cape.

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