There’s nothing like special-edition MX-5 s, but in the U.S., we so rarely get a crack at them. Another non-U.S.-bound, special-edition MX-5 is this Sport Venture model — this model will also be available on Mazda5 and Mazda2 .
The Mazda MX-5 Sport Venture starts off with your choice of two all-new colors — Titanium Flash and Chrystal Blue Mica — bright-silver mirrors, bright alloy wheels and exterior badges.
On the inside, this special model gets a high-performance navigation system with a 6.1-inch display screen and Bluetooth connectivity to help set it apart from the rest of the MX-5 lineup. It also includes a stone leather interior with heated sport seats.
Under the hood, the MX-5 Sport Venture is available with a 1.8-liter four-pot with 126 PS (124 horsepower) in its soft-top and hard-top variants, or an optional 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 160 PS (158 horsepower) in the hard-top model. Sure, that’s not a ton of power, but the MX-5 never has been about raw power.
The price for this special-edition MX-5 starts at £18,995 ($31,170 at the current exchange rates).
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Mazda MX-5.
I own a Miata, have driven plenty of them and got a crack at the newest MX-5 Club version just a few weeks ago. In all honesty, you cannot go wrong with the MX-5 is you are looking for a car that connects you to the road. While other cars continue to add new electronics to keep you on the track, the MX-5 remains as analog as you can get in a modern roadster.
With its 167-horsepower, four-cylinder engine, the 2014 MX-5 can hit 60 mph in around 6.8 seconds, though its low ride makes it feel much faster. Additionally, its point-and-go agility really makes you feel comfortable zipping down a windy mountain road.
Gallery Mazda MX-5 Miata Club - Driven
Eagerly anticipating spring, Mazda is enhancing its 2014 model range with the introduction of six new ‘Sport Venture’ models priced from £13,395 on-the-road (OTR) and fitted with a new 6.1-inch Mazda Navigation System with integrated Bluetooth® for those who want to get away from the wet weather and go on an adventure.
On sale now, the line-up of six new Sport Venture models comprises three Mazda MX-5 sports cars, two family-friendly Mazda5 models and a Mazda2 five-door hatchback – each featuring bright alloy wheels, bright silver door mirrors and two new eye-catching colours, Titanium Flash and Deep Crystal Blue Mica (free-of-charge on Mazda MX-5 Sport Venture models), and unique exterior badging.
“Our previous range of ‘Venture’ models proved very popular during 2013 so now we are responding to customer feedback by introducing six Sport Venture models for 2014 with enhanced visual appeal and upgraded specifications, including a higher-performing navigation system with a larger, 6.1-inch display screen,” comments Peter Allibon, Sales Director Mazda UK.
The Mazda MX-5 Sport Venture will be available as a ‘Special Edition’ in three versions, the 1.8-litre 126ps Soft-top or Roadster Coupe with 1.8-litre 126ps or 2.0-litre 160ps engines. Highlighting their exclusivity, the trio will be offered with two new exterior colours and will feature stone leather sports heated seats. Prices start at £18,995, with free of charge Mica paint.