Mazda MX-5 Mk4 - how many special editions are there?
It's a bit over the top, isn't it?
The MX-5 has been with us for over 20 years and with that have been many, many special editions. Well, when I say special editions... they're not as special as you may think and that continues over to the latest generation which has only been with us since 2015.
The standard trims come as an SE, SE-L, Sport Nav and now the GT Sport Nav which features a couple of goodies over the lesser trims.
Sport Recaro Edition
The Sport Recaro Edition is literally what it says on the tin. The standard seats have been swapped out for some heated alcantara bucket seats with parts of the dash to match and some premium interior mats to boot. Available in in just two colours - Soul Red or Ceramic - it has a new aero pack that comes with black front and rear lips, enlarged side skirts, spoiler, wing mirrors and new diamond cut alloys.
It may not sound like much but it definitely adds an aggressive touch.
This one is the most distinguishable edition due to the Machine Grey paint with a cherry coloured cloth roof and the black BBS alloys that are exclusive to the Z-Sport. Apart from that and the interior badges there isn't really much else.
You'd think that the Arctic Edition would be finished in a flawless white but think again because it's blue. Well, not all blue as you get silver screen surrounds, roll bars, wing mirrors and a couple of interior pieces but that's about it.
Sport Black Edition
Once again Mazda have confused us with the name as, you guessed it, the Sport Black isn't black, but finished in Eternal Blue Mica with gunmetal coloured wheels. As well as that, black stitching is standard with black wing mirrors and a spoiler.
When new cars come out, especially those as important as the new gen MX-5, a Launch Edition is produced that has slightly different features from the standard car. Mazda's attempt has a few differences like BBS wheels, two-tone roof with a black aero kit - available in just two colours - Soul Red or Machine Grey. The interior is similar to the Recaro Edition which has the same seats and dash trim.
The Icon is yet another 'special edition' that Mazda offer with the MX-5. Not sporting much difference at all, the Icon is available in just two colour options - Meteor Grey Mica and Crystal White - complimented by Soul Red front and rear lips, wing mirrors, spoiler and some chequered flags down the side.
Considering the 4th generation has only been out for three years, that's an awful lot of special editions in such a short space of time.