Mazda MX-5 RF Sport Black launched as limited-run variant

Mazda MX-5 RF Sport Black launched as limited-run variant

New model comes exclusively in Eternal Blue Mica paint and is powered by 158bhp 2.0-litre engine

Mazda has launched a limited-run version of its MX-5 RF sports car called Sport Black.

Due in 300 units, the folding hard-top variant comes exclusively in Eternal Blue Mica paint and uses the 158bhp version of Mazda’s atmospheric 2.0-litre engine that sends power rearwards through a standard-fit limited-slip differential.

No changes have been made to the car’s powertrain, so it can hit 62mph in 7.3sec and has a top speed of 133mph.

The new variant gets its name from the black trim added to the exterior. It includes a rear spoiler and mirror covers finished in the shade. The wheels are gunmetal-coloured, while there are leather seats inside.

Since this car builds on the spec of SE-L Nav trim, the Sport Black edition also has rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors and automatic headlights, along with climate control, cruise control, a touchscreen MZD infotainment system and Bluetooth connectivity.

The new variant will make its public debut on 29 April at the MX-5 Owners Club Spring Rally at Goodwood Motor Circuit. It will go on sale on 28 May, priced from £25,695.

This makes the Sport Black edition £100 more expensive than the recently launched MX-5 Z Sport. That car, based on the soft-top version, is also limited to 300 units and gets a raft of additional features including a standard-fit red roof and leather seats.

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Source: Autocar Online

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