Despite having more special edition versions than any model in recent history, the Mazda MX-5’s popularity doesn’t appear to be waning any time soon.

Over in the UK, the Japanese sports roadster is still a hot ticket, so much so in fact that Mazda has decided to give the UK market yet another special edition model of the MX-5.

Say hello to the MX-5 Kuro Special Edition.

Available in two variants - one for the soft-top and one for the folding hard top - the MX-5 Kuro Special Edition distinguishes itself from the rest of its MX-5 peers with a host of aesthetic alterations, including a race car-inspired exterior graphics, black detailing around the front grille and front fog lights, ‘Kuro Edition’ badging all over the exterior, and a new set of 17" alloy wheels. The special edition model also gets a new rear sports bumper, a larger sports exhaust, and a choice of three different color options: Velocity Red Mica, Crystal White Pearlescent, and Brilliant Black.

Inside, the MX-5 Kuro Special Edition gets treated to Stone and Black heated leather seats, Stone leather door inserts, red stitching, a silver interior panel with red accents, alloy pedals, and floor mats with a race-inspired logo.

The soft-top variant of the Kuro Special Edition will come with a 1.8 liter engine that nets 126 horsepower and 123 lb/ft of torque while the hard-top model will be powered by a 2.0-liter four cylinder engine that produces 167 horsepower and 158 lb/ft of torque.

200 units of the soft-top model will be available in the UK at a price of £18,495 ($28,890), while 400 of the hard-top variant will be available at a price of £21,995 ($34,350).

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  (201) posted on 08.21.2012

With a different touch, costumers will surely attracted to it. One good signal of high market sales.

  (683) posted on 07.16.2012

It’s very different, comparing it to Kuro editions that reach UK before.

  (395) posted on 07.12.2012

UK got the first MX-5 Kuro edition. They have a nice exterior it has the looks of a racecar.

  (798) posted on 07.11.2012

It has black features like roof, door mirrors, and racecar inspired exterior graphics.

  (630) posted on 07.10.2012

There will be 600 units of this Kuro with hard and soft top, so better to have at least one of that MX-5.

  (553) posted on 07.10.2012

For me, soft-top is much better. They’ve been using those tops from their former units.

  (474) posted on 07.8.2012

If I were to choose between those two editions, I’ll go with the hard-top.

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