There have been no less than 39 special edition versions of the Mazda MX-5 since it was launched in the UK in 1990. The new, fourth-generation MX-5 has only just gone on sale, but Mazda has already introduced another special edition, the Sport Recaro.
The 40th special edition MX-5 is based on the top-spec, 158bhp, 2.0-litre Sport Nav model. As standard, it comes with LED headlights, climate control, rear parking sensors, Bose stereo and Mazda’s MZD-Connect infotainment system complete with 7in touchscreen, satnav, DAB radio and Bluetooth.
As the name suggests, the Recaro edition adds a rather lovely pair the maker’s sports seat, trimmed in leather and alcantara with red piping. But there’s more besides, including a rear spoiler, aero skirts at the front, rear and sides, and 17in diamond cut alloys outside, with alcantara dash panel, alloy pedals and red stitching inside.
As per usual, Bilstein dampers and a limited-slip differential provide suitably entertaining handling. 0-62mph is quoted at 7.3secs with a top speed of 133mph.
The MX-5 Sport Recaro edition is on sale now, costing an extra £1,000 over the Sport Nav, at £24,295. 600 will be made.
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By Only Motors