Mazda has introduced the MX-5 Kuro special edition in the United Kingdom.

Named after the Japanese word for black, the special edition is available in three colors - Velocity Red Mica, Crystal White Pearlescent and Brilliant Black - and features brilliant black accents as well as 17-inch alloy wheels. There's also a sports exhaust system, a faux rear diffuser and "race car" inspired graphics.

Interior changes are limited but include heated leather seats, silver trim and alloy pedals. The car also has special floor mats and red accents on the air vents.

The £18,495 soft top variant features a 1.8-liter engine that develops 126 PS (93 kW / 124 hp) and 167 Nm (123 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9.9 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 195 km/h (121 mph).

Likewise, the £21,995 hardtop variant has a 2.0-liter engine with 160 PS (118 kW / 158 hp) and 188 Nm (139 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to the extra oomph, the model runs from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 219 km/h (136 mph).

Only 600 units will be available in the United Kingdom and only 400 of them will feature a folding hardtop.

Gallery: Mazda MX-5 Kuro special edition announced (UK)

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