Currently reading: New Mazda MX-5 Venture special edition launched
Mazda has confirmed 160 examples of special-edition roadster for the UK, priced at £27,615
Joe Holding
2 mins read
8 April 2021

A limited-run Venture edition of the Mazda MX-5 roadster will arrive in dealerships later this month, with 160 examples earmarked for the UK.

Priced at £27,615, the Venture is based on Mazda’s Sport trim, over which it carries a £1260 premium. It adds Deep Crystal Blue Mica paint, a grey fabric roof and silver paint for the door mirrors and roll hoops. Inside, the seats are finished in a unique Light Stone Nappa leather.

Other than these cosmetic changes, the Venture is identical to the MX-5 Sport. Riding on 16in alloy wheels, the car is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 130bhp and features a six-speed manual gearbox. On the standard car, this results in 0-62mph in 8.3sec and a top speed of 127mph, while combined fuel economy is given as 44.8mpg.

Apple CarPlay is standard across the line-up, while Sport models come with heated seats, a DAB digital radio, rain-sensing front wipers, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror and keyless entry, among other features.

Sport trim is a step up from entry-level SE-L, sitting below Sport Tech and range-topping GT Sport Tech.

“When it comes to driver engagement, the current-generation MX-5 has already established itself as a benchmark sports car,” said Jeremy Thomson, managing director of Mazda Motors UK.

“The MX-5 is Mazda’s brand icon, and it embodies all that is great about our products. Its fun-to-drive character has strengthened the bond between Mazda and its customers for over 30 years, and the 2021 model continues this unswerving dedication to delivering an affordable world-class sports car.”

The MX-5 Venture will land on these shores just as dealerships are beginning to reopen. Non-essential retailers were told to shut their doors early in January after a steep rise in the number of people contracting Covid-19 in the UK.

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Mazda says it will be operating ‘touch-free’ showrooms when they reopen on 12 April, with hand-sanitisers and social-distancing markers in place to help limit the risk of virus transmission. Keys and cars will be cleaned regularly to enable test drives to resume.

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Bimfan 9 April 2021

For this money i would want the 2 litre 184bhp engine. 

There are so many low mileage special edition MX-5's out there at £12-15k, particularly with the 1.5 engine, this one isn't going to get buyers excited.

LP in Brighton 9 April 2021

Clearly these special editions work for Mazda otherwise it would not keep doing them. But the standard model is being widely offered at a £2.5k discount (or PCP deposit contribution) and I imagine would not be worth significantly less than a special edition in three years time. I'd buy the standard model. But for those who fancy some special paint and trim, who's to argue?

Peter Cavellini 8 April 2021

There's the answer, taken for granted, just another MX5, maybe needs a top to bottom redesign,it's starting to look a bit dated, this isn't click bait by the way.