Wacky MX-5 Black & Matte Edition collaboration
19 March 2010

This is the Mazda MX-5 Black & Matte Edition, a one-off design study created as part of the car's 20th birthday celebrations.

The design is the result of a collaboration between Mazda France and Paris design house LK, run by Laure Kczekotowska.

See the Mazda MX-5 Black & Matte Edition pics

As well as the matt black finish, the car is decorated in jewels including rhinestones, gems, and crystals.

There are no plans to sell the car.

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19 March 2010

'As well as the matt black finish, the car is decorated in jewels including rhinestones, gems, and crystals.

There are no plans to sell the car.'

would anybody buy it anyway?

19 March 2010

is that blackboard paint? the mx5's glory days have gone i think they will try anything to shift this generation

19 March 2010

Was it not this generation of MX-5 that was launched with much hullabaloo regarding the weight saving measures? I seem to remember claims that they'd even managed to make the rear view mirror 50 grammes lighter or some such other minuscule amount. Now they think it's a tribute to weigh it down with cheap baubles...? sad. p.s. There's a guy in Wapping driving round in a new shape 3 series 2 door which is painted in a similar matt black. It also looks terrible.


19 March 2010

This disgusts me, i hate mazda for approving of this.

They should apologise.

They have just destroyed their prime asset of the mx5, it's sporting nature. The model means nothing now.

19 March 2010

This is cheaper - and you can apply it quicker with a 6" distemper brush ...

blackboard paint

19 March 2010

Never mind the jewels, would anyone REALLY like to own a matt painted car? I'd just want to try and polish it all the time.

Its really sad, though, that Mazda have approved of someone doing this to such an iconic model...

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