Sports cars hold a special place in the automotive world. These vehicles are designed with a purity that most cars lack. This attention to detail and purpose helps to create unique machines that excite the senses and increase the pulse. One such piece of engineering is the Mazda MX-5 Miata. With nearly one million produced, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is the world’s best-selling two-seat roadster. Introduced more than 20 years ago, the little roadster has only improved with age. For 2012, a Special Edition takes the MX-5 to new heights.
Named to Car and Driver’s “Top10” list for the past seven years in a row, the MX-5 has always been considered one of the best driver’s cars with its potent 167-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, responsive handling, rear-wheel drive setup and excellent steering. In keeping with the car’s history of athleticism, Mazda has decided to offer a Special Edition model with extra enthusiast-oriented additions. This new Special Edition is available with your choice of a manual transmission (MSRP $31,225) with a short-throw shifter, or an automatic transmission (MSRP $31,675) with steering wheel-mounted paddleshifters. Production of the Special Edition MX-5 has been limited to just 450 models here in North America, so owners will be part of a very exclusive group.
Based on the Grand Touring Power Retractable Hardtop model, the MX-5 Miata Special Edition comes equipped with a large assortment of comfort and convenience options. The motorized hardtop can be raised or lowered in 12 seconds, and affords owners the convenience of closed top safety and comfort while having the flexibility of open top motoring during those nice Sunday drives. All Special Edition cars also come standard with the Premium and Suspension Packages. The Premium Package adds amenities like satellite radio, Bluetooth® and Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights. On manual-equipped models, the Suspension Package adds Bilstein shocks, a limited-slip rear differential and a sport-tuned suspension. While the car is already one of the most impressive handling vehicles on sale today, the Handling Package pushes the excitement and ability to the next level.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition is available in two colors: Velocity Red and Crystal White Pearl. Regardless of your color choice, your new car will come equipped with a Black Mica top, a first for North America. The grille, foglight housing and mirrors have all been given the blackout treatment as well, and a set of 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels in a Black Gunmetal finish round out the visual package. This gives the new Special Edition MX-5 a unique look that is sporty and unique while still maintaining the crisp lines that have helped make the car so popular.
The interior also offers a host of visual upgrades. The cabin is swathed in supple black leather upholstery with contrasting gray stitching on the heated seats, parking brake handle, door trim and steering wheel. Piano black inserts are built into the steering wheel spokes and dashboard to add a touch of class and luxury while the black-finished rollbar and pedals lend the cabin a sporty feel.
A capable canyon carver or a comfortable boulevard cruiser – the Mazda MX-5 Miata has the ability to be whichever car you want. With its unmatched level of style performance and price, the Special Edition Miata will provide owners with years of happiness, performance and comfort.
Call to set up an appointment with our sales team, and you can have the opportunity to own one of the most impressive MX-5 Miata Special Edition models ever made.