Sporty pair of models

FOLLOWING the success of the MX-5 GT racing car, Mazda has announced that two limited editions are headed to UK shores.

The MX-5 Sport Black and the Mazda2 Black both feature unique details that mark them out as something a bit special.

Just 500 MX-5 Sport Blacks and 618 Mazda2 Blacks will be for sale in the UK, and both will have extra equipment to tempt buyers in.

The 2.0-litre, 158bhp MX-5 has a ‘brilliant black’ electric folding hard top, designed to contrast with the shades of green, white and red available as body colours.

The ‘gun metal’ dark grey wheels complement the roof, though, creating a very attractive package that’s topped off by exterior badges showing off the model’s status.

There are black leather seats with contrasting ‘sand’ colour stitching, a special black steering wheel and dashboard panel, a unique numbered plaque and limited edition floor mats.

The Sport Black will retail for £22,995, which is £360 more than the model on which it’s based, and is available now.

The Mazda2 Black is based on the 1.3-litre, 83bhp Tamura model, but it benefits from a black vinyl roof, 16-inch matt black alloy wheels, privacy glass, front fog lights and a special rear bumper trim.

Inside there’s climate control, a mobile phone hands-free system, electric windows all round, and then like the MX-5, a uniquely numbered plaque and limited edition floor mats.

If you move quickly you’ll be able to have your choice of colours, from a metallic green, a pearlescent white and a solid red.

List prices range from £12,395 for red to £12,815 for the metallic and pearlescent options.