Mazda has revealed the MX-5 Z-Sport, a special edition version of the roadster destined exclusively for the UK.
On sale from the March 2018, this exclusive model will feature a unique deep cherry red fabric roof, 17-inch black BBS wheels, as well as Machine Grey Metallic paint – a colour which was exclusive to the hard-top MX-5 RF before this.
Inside, special features include Sand Leather seats, Z-Sport floor mats and scuff plates, as well as an individually numbered Z-Sport plaque on the dash.
Limited to just 300 cars, the MX-5 Z-Sport is powered by Mazda’s 2.0-litre engine which delivers 160 PS and 200 Nm of torque, and features a limited slip differential, Bilstein dampers and a strut brace.
The second MX-5 to wear the Z-Sport badge, the latest car revisits a name last used on the third-generation MX-5 in 2007, which came with 17-inch BBS wheels, Stone Leather seats and Radiant Ebony Mica paint.
With just 400 examples sold, the 2007 Z-Sport shared the exclusivity of next year’s new Z-Sport MX-5.
Jeremy Thomson, the managing director of Mazda Motors UK said, “The MX-5’s new cherry coloured roof was shown for the first time in public at the recent Tokyo Motor Show where it received a very positive reception. I’m delighted that we can bring it to UK MX-5 buyers as part of the exciting Z-Sport limited edition model.”