Mazda reveals special edition MX-5 R-Sport

Mazda in the UK has revealed a MX-5 R-Sport special edition, limited to just 150 examples.

The convertible features a Polymetal Grey metallic paint job and a grey soft-top hood, with the addition of 16-inch RAYS gunmetal alloy wheels.

Unique sporty goodness

The unique colour is a new edition to the MX-5 line up. It features piano black wing mirrors, while the inside is kitted with burgundy Nappa leather seats with silver stitching.

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Based on the 1.5-litre 97kW Skyactiv-G Sport trim, the R-Sport is the latest example of Mazda UK’s long tradition of offering personalised limited volume MX-5s.

Customers can register their interest in the R650 000 R-Sport online now and UK deliveries will begin once the current retail restrictions come to an end.

A roadster with a twist

Based on the 1.5-litre Sport, the R-Sport’s standard equipment includes navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control, heated seats and climate control.

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In addition, the updated MX-5 range features a 10-model line-up – four Convertibles and six RFs – the 97kW 1.5-litre Convertible is offered in SE-L and Sport trim, while the 135kW 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine is matched to Sport Tech and the new range-topping GT Sport Tech trim.

As with the Convertible, SE-L and Sport trim RF’s are powered by the 1.5-litre engine, while Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech come with the more powerful 2.0-litre engine. In addition, 2.0-litre RFs in both trim levels come with the option to choose an automatic gearbox.

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New for the MX-5, the GT Sport Tech flagship model is marked out by 17-inch BBS alloy wheels and Burgundy Nappa leather seats, while across the whole range the MX-5 is available with Polymetal Grey Metallic paint for the first time.

The updated version of Mazda’s sports car also benefits from extra standard safety equipment: from Sport models and above, the MX-5 features Front Smart City Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning System, Rear Smart City Brake Support, Traffic Sign Recognition and Driver Attention Alert. While Blind Spot Monitoring System with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive LED headlights and a reversing camera are standard on Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech models.

As you’d expect for a car so famed for its dynamic abilities, the R-Sport retains the same chassis and mechanical set up as the 1.5-litre Sport MX-5.