Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you what might just be the best-specced current-generation Mazda MX-5 we’ve ever seen. It’s the new ‘Z-Sport’ limited-edition model, and it’s the first ND MX-5 to have a coloured roof. To be specific, it’s ‘cherry red’ - rather like the fabric roof on ‘our’ Jaguar F-Type R - and we think it looks rather smart.
To go with that we have Machine Grey Metallic paint, 17-inch BBS wheels and ‘Sand’ leather trim in the cabin. A good combination, no?
It’s based on the ‘Sport Nav’ version of the MX-5, which means a 158bhp 2.0-litre inline-four nestles under the bonnet, a limited-slip differential is fitted up back, and Bilstein dampers live at each corner of the car. Oh, and you get a strut brace for good measure.
Want one? Unfortunately, you’ll have to live in the UK - it won’t be sold elsewhere. If you do live in this part of the world, you’d better act fast: just 300 will be made - 100 less than the 2007, NC MX-5-based Z-Sport, which had a similar spec.
It’ll be on sale from 1 March 2018, and is yours for £25,595.