Mazda MX-5 GT Jota prices, specs and pictures

Road-legal 203bhp Mazda MX-5 GT makes production after successful debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Specs, UK prices and pictures here

Mazda has announced that the 203bhp Mazda MX-5 GT, which was first shown at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2012, has officially gone on sale. The GT is built by Jota – Le Mans specialist racing team – and then sold in limited numbers by the Lodge Garage Mazda dealership in Aylesbury.

Powered by a 203bhp naturally aspirated 2.0-litre engine, the GT was inspired by the MX-5 race car, and the extra power means it can now rival the Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ for 200bhp rear-wheel drive fun.

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Differences stay close to the concept, including an optional carbon-fibre front splitter, rear spoiler as well as a standard carbon fibre rear diffuser. The MX-5 also benefits from a centrally mounted exhaust-system – said to improve airflow. Adjustable coilover suspension, made by Bilstein, improves the handling.

Performance is improved, with 0-62mph coming 6.4secs and a top speed of 140mph. The interior has been fitted with upgraded Recaro seats, and carbon-fibre trim throughout.

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Since the GT made its first public appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Jota has been refining and developing the model. It can be ordered in three different colours: white pearl, true red and aluminium silver metallic. For those wanting to go on track, there is also a special order Öhlins suspension kit.

Priced from £29,995, the Mazda MX-5 GT offers customers another option for extracting more performance from the MX-5. Although slightly less potent than the BBR supercharged and turbocharged models, it does have the advantage of being an officially sanctioned Mazda product, which is covered by the company’s three-year warranty.



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