Mazda has unveiled limited-edition versions of the MX-5 and the Mazda2 that were inspired by motorsport. In particular, the MX-5 Sport Black takes its inspiration from the MX-5 GT racer that rivals Lotus, BMW and Ferrari in the Britcar Production GTN Championship. The basis for the new road version is the 160bhp, 2.0-litre, six-speed Sport Tech Roadster Coupé model.
Among its new features is a ‘Brilliant Black’ retractable hardtop roof that’s offered in three bodywork colors like metallic ‘Spirited Green’, pearlescent ‘Crystal White’ and ‘Velocity Red’ mica.
It also comes with a set of gunmetal 17-inch alloys, and a black leather interior, a Piano Black steering wheel as well as several deco panel and limited-edition floor mats.
This equipment specification is similar to what’s offered on the Sport Tech, which includes air-con, a Bose audio system, a Bluetooth hands-free kit, cruise control and front fog lights. There would only be 500 units that will be built of the Mazda MX-5 Sport Black. It is expected to start selling in the UK at an on-the-road price of £22,995.
This means that it’s priced £360 higher than the Sport Tech model. The Mazda2 Black is based on the 83bhp, 1.3-litre Tamura version and has the following features: a black vinyl roof, privacy glass, front fog lights, a rear bumper sports trim and matt black, and 16-inch alloys. It also comes with an air-con, a Bluetooth hands-free kit, electric rear windows and even limited-edition floor mats.
This car will be offered in green and white shades – similar to the patterns on the MX5 – as well as in ‘True Red’. Only 618 examples will be built for the UK market. The True Red version has a starting price of £12,395. It will cost £12,815 for the other vehicles. These two versions will receive ‘Black Limited Edition’ badging and an interior plaque that’s numbered. Sales are set to start this month for these vehicles.