The MX-5 special editions kept coming and the Kuro (black in Japanese) of 2012 proved to be one of the more memorable. It was inspired by the MX-5 GT4 race car and offered black exterior side stripes, mirrors and foglight surrounds as well as black stitched leather seats inside.
The Mazda MX-5 is a modern motoring icon, a two-seater, open-topped sports car with an overriding focus on fun.
Through three generations and 25 years, the MX-5 has wormed its way into the hearts of millions, whether as an inexpensive route to rear-wheel-drive handling purity or as a simple, pretty roadster in the classic vein.
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