Mazda is no stranger to a limited edition of its MX-5, and today the Japanese brand has announced another – the MX-5 Z-Sport. Available as March 2018, it will cost £25,595 and will be limited to just 300 cars.
What does it have?
Available with only the 2.0 litre petrol, which produces 158bhp, the Z-Sport is based on the Sport Nav model, but comes with a few more goodies. You won’t receive any extra performance, or any extra equipment, but what you will receive, is an MX-5 with unique styling cues. The Z-Sport comes finished in Machine Grey metallic paint, which is complimented with a Cherry Red fabric roof and 17″ BBS alloys finished in black. It’s quite a handsome thing by all accounts if you ask me.
In regards to equipment, you’ll get exactly the same as what you would receive on a standard Sport Nav model, meaning you’ll get navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio, cruise control, climate control, heated seats and keyless entry to name a few. One difference though, is that you get the sand leather seats as standard, which would normally be an optional extra. It’s also the first MX-5 of this generation to be made available with a different coloured roof, which is handy if you happen to find black a bit boring.
Commenting on the launch of the new MX-5 Z-Sport, Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director 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.”
Thomson added, “We’ve had a long tradition of producing distinctive limited edition MX-5s that allow customers to drive a sports car with stand-out looks and enhanced equipment, and the new Z-Sport is one of the best yet. The stunning combination of the cherry red roof and Machine Grey Metallic paint make this one of the most exclusive looking MX-5s we’ve ever offered and I’m sure it will be a very popular choice when it arrives in dealerships next March.”