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Japanese firm’s iconic two-seater gains a grey exterior and gunmetal wheels for a special edition

Mazda has revealed a new, limited-run special edition of its Mazda MX-5 convertible, priced from £27,700.

Just 150 examples of the Mazda MX-5 R-Sport will be made, equipped with the two-seater’s entry-level 1.5-litre powerplant.

Its distinguished from the standard two-seater by its Polymetal Grey paint (newly optional on the regular MX-5 but standard on the R-Sport), grey fabric roof, 16in gunmetal wheels and contrasting black wing mirrors.

Inside, the new edition has burgundy nappa leather seats with silver stitching to give a bespoke feel.

3 Mazda mx 5 r sport 2020 burgandy seats

Mazda UK boss Jeremy Thomson said: “I’m delighted that we can offer an exclusive MX-5 convertible model to our customers. With it joining the rest of the convertible and RF models in the line-up, we now have a great choice of MX-5s in our updated 2020 Mazda MX-5 range, which means that anyone wanting to drive a distinctive and stylish roadster can find what they need.”

The R-Sport is based on the 2020 MX-5 Sport. Its 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine creates 130bhp at 7000rpm, propelling it from 0-62mph in 8.3sec and on to a top speed of 127mph. It also generates 112lb ft of torque at 4500rpm.

Earlier this month, Mazda unveiled a special 100th Anniversary version of the MX-5 as part of its centenary celebrations. That car models a pearlescent white exterior and a dark red roof.

Customers can register interest in the R-Sport now, with deliveries set to get under way once coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted.


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Old But not yet Dead 28 April 2020


Basic price at launch £18310 at the end of 2015 .  Website now quotes £23800.  Don't see so many around nowadays do you ?


gavsmit 28 April 2020

A recent nip and tuck resulted in a large price hike

...but as others have said, they're all doing it.



LP in Brighton 28 April 2020

Great car but

Right now there are plenty of deaalers offering the standard model for around £23k - which makes those special wheels, seats etc a tad expensive. Or you can buy the 2 litre model for aaround the same price.

Special editions - who needs them!