Mazda has unveiled a new limited production-run of its Mazda MX-5 sports car called the Kuro Special Edition. The new model firmly places the emphasis on the car’s sporting intent with a host of exterior and interior styling changes.
Following a successful season campaigning the MX-5 GT4 in the British GT Championship and the debut of the Mazda MX-5 GT concept at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Mazda has chosen to equip its venerable two seater with some upgrades.
The new car gets a new motorsports-inspired diffuser-style rear bumper, a larger diameter sports exhaust to further improve engine’s sporting note, and some natty race exterior graphics teamed with black detailing and Kuro Edition badging.
Inside, the sports theme is continued, with the car receiving Stone and Black heated leather seats, contrasting red stitching for the upholstery, alloy pedals and climate control.
Both the 126bhp 1.8-litre and 160bhp 2.0-litre engines offer excellent performance, completing the sprint from rest to 62mph in 9.9 and 7.6 seconds respectively.
In conjunction with the car’s decent pace, the Mazda MX-5 also gives strong efficiency – the 1.8 unit returns 39.8mpg combined with 167g/km CO2 emissions, while the 2.0-litre motor yields 36.2mpg combined with 181g/km CO2.
The MX-5 Kuro Edition is a genuine special edition of which only 600 examples will be available in the UK, split between 200 Soft-tops and 400 Roadster Coupés. Check them out at T W White’s Mazda showroom in Bookham, Surrey and Orpington, Kent.
The new car goes on sale next month priced at £18,495 for the Soft-top and £21,995 for the Roadster Coupé.