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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Mazda puts out limited-edition MX-5 and Mazda 2

Thanks to the highly successful campaign of the 275hp Mazda MX-5 GT race car in the 2011 Britcar Production GTN Championship, the Japanese carmaker has launched Black Limited Edition models of the MX-5 and the Mazda 2 in the United Kingdom to bring "a darker edge to Mazda's model range."

The Mazda MX-5 Sport Black is distinguished by its Brilliant Black retractable hardtop that complements the 17-inch dark gun metal alloy wheels yet contrasts with the available bodywork colors of Spirited Green Metallic, Crystal White Pearlescent and Velocity Red Mica.

The model also comes with black leather interior with contrasting sand color stitching, Piano Black steering wheel and deco panel, and unique Black Limited Edition exterior badging, uniquely numbered interior plaque and limited-edition floor mats.

Following the MX-5 Sport Black theme, the five-door Limited Edition Mazda 2 Black is also available in Spirited Green Metallic, Crystal White Pearlescent and True Red.

Based on the 1.3-liter model, the Mazda 2 Black also gets a black vinyl roof, matte black 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, privacy glass and a rear bumper sports trim. Inside, the car gets unique Black Edition exterior badging, uniquely numbered interior plaque and limited-edition floor mats.

Only 500 units of the MX-5 Sport Black and 618 units of the Mazda 2 Black will be produced.

It's just too bad that in the Philippines, a limited edition model mostly means we get a car that either lacks or receives one component that isn't Philippine-market specific.

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