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MX-5 Sport Recaro Limited Edition

BY Azfar Hashim

Limited Edition range-topping model joins the all-new Mazda MX-5 line up; unique look courtesy of Sports Aero Kit and Diamond cut alloy wheels

The Limited Edition all-new Mazda MX-5 Sport Recaro has joined Mazda’s sports car line up. Based on the 158 bhp 2.0-litre variant, it will be limited only to a 600 unit run.

Created with sports car fan in mind, the Sport Recaro gets sharper looks with a Brilliant Black Sports Aero kit consisting of a rear spoiler, front apron, side and rear skirts. Piano Black door mirrors and 17-inch Diamond Cut alloy wheels with an engraved 'MX-5' logo complete the appearance.

Inside, the classy MX-5 cabin gains an Alcantara dashboard panel, alloy pedals and unique floor mats. Complementing the premium feel of the cabin, the standard Recaro seats feature Alcantara upholstery on the seat cushion and seat back, while red seat piping compliments the red stitching found on the dash, handbrake and gear lever. Mazda also mentioned the heated Recaro seats are perfectly aligned with the Jinba Ittai concept of 'car and driver as one'.

The Sport Recaro also benefits from a dynamic set-up that includes sports suspension featuring Bilstein dampers, a limited slip differential and strut tower bar.

Other premium goodies include LED headlights, a leather steering wheel, climate control air-conditioning, DAB radio, Integrated Bluetooth, integrated navigation system (with 3-years free map updates), rain sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, smart keyless entry, a Bose sound system and cruise control, plus Mazda’s MZD-Connect connectivity and infotainment system with 7-inch colour touch-screen display and Multimedia Commander.