Mazda’s latest MX-5 special edition a sophisticated take of the base 1.5 Sport
Mazda’s next MX-5 special edition has been revealed, joining the range in limited numbers as a more sophisticated take of the 1.5-litre Sport model. Called the Venture, it’ll be priced at $37,856 – a $1727 premium compared to the 1.5 130bhp Sport on which it is based.
The key differences here are mostly of the aesthetic variety, with a unique combination of a deep blue metallic exterior paint finish, light grey fabric roof and Light Stone Nappa leather trim inside creating the contrast.
These elements are offset with a matt stainless steel finish to the wing mirrors and roll hoop garnishes. As with all 1.5-litre MX-5s the wheels are 15-inch units, but unlike the R-Sport special edition from last year does without the unique forged Rays wheels – instead making do with the usual eight-spoke items.
Basic equipment is otherwise shared with the standard MX-5 Sport trim level which includes heated seats, Apple Carplay integration, an uprated 9 speaker BOSE sound system, auto lights and wipers, LED headlights and keyless entry and start.
Being a lesser 130bhp 1.5-litre model, it does miss out on mechanical upgrades like Bilstein dampers and a limited slip differential from the 2-litre versions, but from our experience is still a joyously simple little sports car that’s as pure as they come.
The Venture will join the existing 2021 MX-5 Roadster range, which opens at the $32,975 SE-L and rises to $41,358 for the GT Sport Tech with its fruitier 181bhp 2-litre engine.
The new special edition is available for order now, and will arrive at dealers from next month.
This article originally appeared at evo.co.uk
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