What is it?
Another day, another Mazda MX-5 special edition. Since the fourth-generation roadster went on sale in 2015, we’ve been treated to a range of limited-run versions of the convertible. There was the Icon, the Sport Recaro and the Arctic - all of which added their own styling tweaks to the MX-5’s already pretty design.
Now there’s this: the Z-Sport, which, erm, adds its own styling tweaks to the MX-5’s already pretty design. Limited to just 300 examples - all of which will be sold exclusively in the UK - the Z-Sport went on sale at the beginning of March.
Despite only being on sale for such a short amount of time, it’s not even the latest special edition you can buy, since the Japanese manufacturer announced the MX-5 RF Sport Black only last week. We’ll probably have another two or three limited-run variants by the end of the year. Probably.
Anyway, back to the Z-Sport. It’s based on the 2.0-litre 158bhp Sport Nav, which sits at the top of the MX-5 range. Where that model will set you back at least £24,395, the Z-Sport commands a £1215 premium, with a starting price of £25,610. So what do you get for that additional money?
Well, in addition to the Sport Nav car’s generous standard spec that includes satellite navigation, a Bose audio system, cruise control, climate control and more, what you’re really paying for are those snazzy 17in black BBS alloy wheels, the cherry red fabric roof and some Z-Sport badging inside.
You also get Machine Grey metallic paint and sand leather seats as standard; these are usually £670 and £200 options respectively. Nice.