Inspired by the 275 bhp Mazda MX-5 GT race car competing in the 2011 Britcar Production GTN Championship, Mazda has introduced a new ‘Black Limited Edition’ MX-5, available from mid-July.

In its first year of racing the 850kg MX-5 GT race car has achieved two podiums and is currently third in class helped in no small measure by nimble and fun-to-drive roadster that it’s based on.

The Mazda MX-5 Sport Black is distinguished by unique paint finishes and an enhanced specification. Externally the car is highlighted by a Brilliant Black powered retractable hard-top, which contrasts with the choice of bodywork colours – Spirited Green metallic, Crystal White Pearlescent and Velocity Red mica – but compliments the dark ‘gun metal’ 17-inch alloy wheels.

The Sport Black also comes with black leather interior with contrasting ‘sand’ colour stitching, Piano Black steering wheel and deco panel, and unique ‘Black Limited Edition’ exterior badging, uniquely numbered interior plaque and Limited Edition floor mats.

The MX-5 Sport Black incorporates the generous equipment specification of the MX-5 Sport Tech model, including climate control air-conditioning, a premium Bose audio system, an integrated hands-free Bluetooth system, cruise control and front fog lights. Owners will also benefit from the world’s fastest folding powered retractable roof, which goes up or down in 12 seconds.

Only 500 examples of the Mazda MX-5 Sport Black will be produced, each costing £22,995 (OTR), just £360 more than the 158 bhp, 2.0-litre, six-speed transmission Sport Tech model on which it is based.

Zoom-Zoom, there’s a Five-door Mazda2 Black too

If your budget really can’t stretch as far as the £23k required for a MX-5 Sport Black, then fear not, Mazda has an answer for its Britcar-supporting fans. The company will also produce 618 examples of the Mazda2 Black, with prices starting at £12,395 (OTR) for the True Red version and £12,815 for the other metallic and pearlescent colours.

Based on the 83 bhp, 1.3-litre Tamura model, the Mazda2 Black adds a black vinyl roof, matt black 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, privacy glass and a rear bumper sports trim.

Inside, there is the Sports interior with climate control air-conditioning, a Parrot Bluetooth® hands-free system, electric rear windows, plus unique ‘Black Edition’ exterior badging, uniquely numbered interior plaque and Limited Edition floor mats.