Mazda MX-5 Sport Black

July 26, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Sport Black is the track-inspired special edition of the Mazda MX-5 for UK market. It comes with a few extras that make it better value than the normal models, but it’s limited to only 500 units. On the outside the car comes with a Brilliant Black powered retractable hard-top, this is in contrast with the choice of bodywork colours – Spirited Green metallic, Crystal White Pearlescent and Velocity Red mica – but compliments the dark ‘gun metal’ 17-inch alloy wheels.  The power comes form a 2.0 liter 160 PS engine and it has a six-speed transmission. The model also comes with black leather interior with contrasting ‘sand’ colour stitching, Piano Black steering wheel and deco panel, and unique ‘Black Limited [...]

Mazda MX-5 GT Upgraded

June 3, 2011 at 9:54 am

Mazda MX-5 GT is a racing version of the legendary roadster that the British branch of the Japanese company has prepared to take part in Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship. After a good start this season, they are now busy fine tuning and upgrading this fast roadster for the upcoming race at Thruxton Circuit on 11 and 12 June 2011. Since the last race, held at Donington Park on 8 May 2011, where the team secured their second podium finish, Jota Sport has improved the rear brake package, modified the differential, added a new induction system and developed bespoke dampers. The car will be competing big names like BMW, Lotus and Ginetta. The Britcar Dunlop Production GTN Championship is contested [...]

Mazda MX-5 GT Scored Podium At Donington

May 11, 2011 at 9:52 am

The Mazda MX-5 GT race car which is made to celebrate the car’s enormous success over the past 25 years through motorsport, is now second in class in the Britcar Production GTN Championship thanks a third place at the Donington race. Qualifying on Saturday saw the Mazda Financial Services and Motul backed Mazda MX-5 GT placed eighth in class on the grid.  The featherweight 850 kg Mazda beat Seat big names like Leon, Ginetta G50 and Lotus Elise for its podium glory. wen Mildenhall started the race and by the mid race handover he had climbed through the field to fifth in class. Mark Ticehurst continued to push for places, finishing the race third in class. Also entered by Mazda [...]

Mazda MX-5 GT Race Car

March 23, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Mazda MX-5 doesn’t really need motorpsort pedigree in order to sell in millions, but it’s always cool for a car to have such background. So Mazda teamed up with Jota Racing to enter a very special version of the lightweight roadster dubbed GT to the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship 2011. The racing version is even lighter than the production model which itself is famous for being incredibly light! The engineers have revised everything to make sure the car doesn’t weigh more than 850 kg. So with 275 bhp it has great power to weight ratio that enables it to go from 0 to 60 in 3 seconds and hit 160 mph max speed. For safety considerations, FIA enforces use [...]

Mazda MX-5 Superlight Concept

September 12, 2009 at 9:07 am

This year is the 20th anniversary of the first Mazda MX-5 roadster and the Japanese company marks this event with a one of a kind concept for the Frankfurt Motorshow based on the lovely roadster. The Superlight Concept is a MX-5 unleashed! It reflects on the qualities of this car which are sporty driving, efficiency, light weight, and pure fun. Although it’s just a show car and they are not going to put it into production. This car is a creation of Mazda’s R&D center in Europe and thanks to its extreme simplicity and advanced material it only weights at 995 kilos! “I’ve dreamed of building a Mazda MX-5 with this kind of radical form for a long time,” says [...]