Japanese carmaker Mazda has unveiled limited-edition versions of the MX-5 and the Mazda2 that takes inspiration from the world of 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 of the MX-5 is the Sport Tech Roadster Coupé model powered by a 2.0-liter engine that delivers 160 bhp of max output and is mated to a six-speed transmission. 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 alloy wheels, 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 is offered on the Sport Tech, which includes air-con, a Bose audio system, a Bluetooth hands-free kit, cruise control as well as front fog lights.
For those who wanted to avail of this limited edition version of the MX-5, they have to hurry up. After all, there would only be 500 units of the Mazda MX-5 Sport Black that will be built. It is expected to start selling in the United Kingdom at an on-the-road price of £22,995. This means that it is priced £360 higher than the Sport Tech model.
On the other hand, the Mazda2 Black limited edition model is based on the Tamura version powered by a 1.3-liter engine delivering up to 83 bhp of motive power. The new Mazda2 Black limited edition comes with 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 (Spirited Green metallic) and white (Crystal White Pearlescent) shades – similar to the patterns on the MX5 – as well as in ‘True Red’.
Only 618 examples will be built for the UK market. Each example aside from the True Red version will at around £12,815 (OTR). The True Red version, on the other hand, has a starting price of £12,395 (OTR). These two limited edition versions of the Mazda2 will receive ‘Black Limited Edition’ badging and an interior plaque that’s numbered. Sales are set to start this month for these vehicles.