Mazda has unveiled a modified version of the current MX-5 roadster at the New York motor show to celebrate the model’s 25th anniversary, which fell on the 14 February this year.
core changes are in the engine, which has been built up with
hand-selected parts. Components including the flywheel, connecting rods
and pistons have been specially chosen from the standard production
Mazda says that the company engineers have selected the
“best of the best… lightest and best balanced” parts for the 25th
Anniversary engines. The claim is that these 2.0-litre units will “rev
even more freely, delivering extraordinary response and acceleration”.
The special model gets 165bhp, while the six-speed auto version gets
Inside, the latest MX-5 has off-white leather seats - with a
25th Anniversary logo and stitching - and door trims, special stainless
kickplates, aluminum pedals, 17-inch gunmetal grey alloy wheels and
Bilstein dampers on the manual-transmission version. The car comes in
one colour, Soul Red metallic, with contrasting black A-pillars.
There’s no news on prices or availability for the UK as yet.
Thanks to: Autocar