Kirchheim, Germany. Mazda is introducing a particularly sporty special series of the MX-5 – the “Sport RECARO Limited Edition” exclusively for roadster fans in the UK. Mazda has compiled an attractive equipment package that further perfects the performance and look of the dynamic two-seater, including the eponymous sport seats by RECARO Automotive Seating.

Mazda MX-5 Sport Recaro
Mazda MX-5 Sport Recaro interior

There is a new object of desire for fans of thoroughbred sports cars in the UK: the limited edition of 600 automobiles of the “Sport RECARO Limited Edition” of the recent series of the Mazda MX-5. Based on the top engine with 160 hp in conjunction with the “Sport Nav” equipment, the Japanese manufacturer has upgraded its sports car icon for the special series specifically with numerous extras that enhance the sporty driving pleasure with the nimble roadster. The focus of numerous upgrades for the new limited edition are sport seats specifically developed by RECARO Automotive Seating for the MX-5 that can score points with maximum lateral support and excellent ergonomics as well as with an elegant cover made of leather and Alcantara.

Complementing the seats supplied by the Johnson Controls’ product group RECARO Automotive Seating – which are available as optional equipment for the MX-5 worldwide – this limited special series also includes many additional features. The list ranges from the aerodynamic package to diamond cut alloy wheels to the Alcantara dashboard panel – elegant aspects that make the “Sport RECARO” edition a real collector’s item. “At its core, Mazda brand is all about driving pleasure, and both our ‘Skyactiv’ technologies and ‘Kodo’ design language are geared toward the primal and intense enjoyment of motion. The RECARO seats get right to the heart of this idea, thus suiting the new MX-5 perfectly,” explains Nobuhiro Yamamoto, program manager of the new Mazda MX-5 at Mazda Motor Corporation.

“It is a great honor for us that the new and sporty special edition of the MX-5 bears our name,” said Markus Kussmaul, vice president sales & marketing at RECARO Automotive Seating. “The roadster was invented in England, Mazda perfected the concept with the bestseller MX-5 in Japan, and we at RECARO as a German brand are providing the sport seat – I think that’s a great combination. And quite incidentally, it is also a very successful seat, as global demand for our seats optionally available in all new MX-5s proves.”

The new limited edition is the latest example of decades of close partnership between the Japanese traditional manufacturer and the seat specialist RECARO: Since 1984, seats by RECARO have been the first choice when it comes to equipping particularly sporty Mazda models in all series. For example, the MX-5 special series “RS Limited” (1994), “RS-VS Opt.” (2008), and “20th Anniversary” (2009) came off the assembly line with RECARO seats. The new “Sport RECARO Limited Edition” is now available for purchase for all customers of Mazda in the UK. Delivery of the vehicles will begin in time for the roadster season in early 2016.