“Jinba-Ittai reflects the feeling that the sense of oneness between a rider and his beloved horse is the ultimate bond.”
A quote from the brochure of the first generation Mazda MX-5. It explains how the connection between the car and the driver needs to be perfect.
This second generation Mazda MX-5 owned by Dennis Blokland exactly shows this principle. The low ride height, no roof over your head and precise steering give you the feeling that you and your car are part of the road. This makes driving not just practical, but also a lot of fun.
This MX-5 breathes "Jinba-Ittai" and is even shown on the custom speedometer, check it out here: