Mazda's motorsport-inspired special editions feature special exterior styling and extra kit
26 July 2011

Mazda has unleashed motorsport-influenced, limited-edition versions of the MX-5 and the Mazda2.

The manufacturer says the MX-5 Sport Black has been inspired by the MX-5 GT racer that competes against Lotus, BMW and Ferrari in the Britcar Production GTN Championship.

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The new road version is based on the 160bhp, 2.0-litre, six-speed Sport Tech Roadster Coupé model. It features a ‘Brilliant Black’ retractable hardtop roof and comes in three bodywork colours – metallic ‘Spirited Green’, pearlescent ‘Crystal White’ and ‘Velocity Red’ mica.

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It has gunmetal 17-inch alloys, and comes with black leather interior, a Piano Black steering wheel and deco panel and limited-edition floor mats. The equipment specification is the same as the Sport Tech, which means you get air-con, a Bose audio system, a Bluetooth hands-free kit, cruise control and front fog lights.

Only 500 examples of the Mazda MX-5 Sport Black will go on sale in the UK at an on-the-road price of £22,995 – £360 more than the Sport Tech model.

The Mazda2 Black, which is based on the 83bhp, 1.3-litre Tamura version, features a black vinyl roof, privacy glass, front fog lights, a rear bumper sports trim and matt black, 16-inch alloys. It also has air-con, a Bluetooth hands-free kit, electric rear windows and limited-edition floor mats.

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The car will be available in the same green and white shades as the MX-5 as well as ‘True Red’. Just 618 examples are destined for the UK. Prices start at £12,395 on-the-road for the True Red version and £12,815 for the others.

Both new versions have ‘Black Limited Edition’ badging and a numbered interior plaque. The cars go on sale this month.

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