Mazda release Special Edition Mazda MX-5 RF Sport Black 

Only 300 units are being produced of the special edition MX-5 RF Sport Black and will be on sale from 28th May. This is the latest in a long line of special-edition variants of the world's biggest-selling roadster.

The most obvious cosmetic addition to the Sport Black is the stunning Eternal Blue Mica paint that contrasts with the sharp gloss black lip spoiler and door mirrors along with the 17 inch alloy wheels finished in a stunning gun metal grey. Inside, there are unique floor mats, scuff plates and a special plaque on the dash.

In addition to the standard kit of the SE-L Nav on which it’s based, the limited-run model adds leather seats, rear parking sensors, and automatic headlights and wipers. As with other RF models, the Sport Black features a three-piece retractable hard-top that folds beneath the rear pillars in 13 seconds.

Mechanically the Sport Black is identical to the regular RF, which means that the 158bhp it makes from a 2.0-litre petrol engine is sent to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential.

The new model will be priced from £25,695 - an increase of £1,900 over the RF SE-L Nav - when it goes on sale from 28 May. Members of the MX-5 Owners’ Club will have an exclusive chance to see the car in the metal for the first time at Goodwood Motor Circuit on 29 April.