Mazda MX-5 Sport Black
Sport Black is based on a standard 2.0 litre MX-5
Sport Tech Roadster Coupe. Only 500 units were made
and would retail at £22,995.00 to buy new in
special version was finished in either Crystal White,
Spirited Green or Velocity Red and sported a wide
range of unique features including 17" gun metal
alloy wheels, alloy pedals, stainless steel scuff
plates and 'Black Edition' badges and floor mats.
enhancements included black front grille and fog lamp
surrounds. The power roof, electric mirrors, style
bar covers, dash panel and steering wheel controls
were all painted Brilliant Black.
interior was upholstered in luxurious black leather
with matching steering wheel and handbrake lever.
specification also included:
'Sport Black' limited edition celebrates the Mazda
MX-5 GT, a featherweight race car which took on Aston
Martin, Porsche, Lotus, and BMW in the Britcar MSA
British Endurance Championship 2011.
GT is claimed to be the lightest and most powerful
MX-5 ever built. Jota Sport took some 400 hours to
build the car’s shell to a specification that
ensured it was 17 times stronger than required by
the FIA. Weight-saving measures include the removal
of interior parts, reducing component weight and dipping
the shell in acid to shave 15kg. The end result is
a total weight of just 850kg or 1,873 lbs.
MX-5 GT is powered by Mazda’s 2.0-liter engine
modified to produce 275bhp. The four-cylinder unit
is linked to a six-speed sequential paddle shift gearbox
and according to the Japanese company, it can accelerate
the car from zero to 60mph (96km/h) in just 3.0 seconds
while offering a top speed of 160mph (257km/h).
mechanical upgrades include the modified suspension,
competition alloy wheels and tires, and performance
braking system. On the outside, the MX-5 GT features
a Spirited Green metallic body color complimented
by Jota Sport’s corporate liveries in orange
Open up the carbon fiber doors and you are welcomed
by a stripped out interior featuring a roll cage,
a fire extinguisher, competition steering wheel and
a racing bucket seat.
MX-5 production race car’s modest power output,
bullet proof reliability and nimble handling demonstrated
last year how the MX-5 can be competitive against
some of the purpose-built Lotus, VW and BMW race cars,”
said Graeme Fudge, PR Director, Mazda UK.
a higher power output combined with the durability,
reliability and handling attributes that the MX-5
is renowned for; the MX-5 GT race car will be strong
contender against the more powerful race cars in its
class,” he concluded.