STYLISH NEW SPECIAL EDITION ADDS MORE SHINE TO THE MX-5 EXPERIENCE
Ryan Hirons gets behind the wheel of the latest Mazda MX-5 special, the RF Sport Black, to see what it brings to the party.
MAZDA MX-5 RF SPORT BLACK
WHAT IS IT? Mazda has never shied away from a special-edition machine. In fact, boot up any Gran Turismo game, head to the used car dealer and you’ll see a virtual recreation of the dozens upon dozens of MX-5 variants the firm has thrown out over the years.
Well, it’s not stopping anytime soon – this is the MX-5 RF Sport Black, the latest Uk-only limited-edition version of the sports car.
It’s not even the first special-edition this year, following on from the Z-sport, but is it a worthy newcomer? WHAT’S NEW? Sport Black is a trim Mazda has added to a couple of its ranges lately – namely the 2 and 3 – and each brings a host of exterior and interior tweaks, although little in the way of performance upgrades. That rings true again for the MX-5 RF Sport Black.
Based on the hard-top ‘Retractable Fastback’ or ‘RF’ model, this limited-run machine gains black trim details such as the rear spoiler, wing mirror covers and alloy wheels – with Eternal Blue Mica the only body colour option.
Inside the car, model-specific scuff plates and floor mats denote it as a Sport Black, along with a plaque in the centre console.