The Mitsuoka Rock Star is what happens when you take a Mazda MX-5 Miata and give it a body with styling cues from a Chevy Corvette C2. After introducing the weird model in 2018, the company is ending production by building a final, special-edition version. This is the only one the business is building in left-hand drive.
The unique Rock Star is based on a Miata from the Canadian market. It features an exterior in the unique shade Passion Blood Red. Like the rest of these models, there are chrome bumpers and a metal strip along the lower edge of each side. The roadster rides on 15-inch wheels with a retro, five-spoke look that is somewhat reminiscent of the classic Torq Thrust design.
Gallery: Mitsuoka Rock Star 2.0 LHD Only1 Special
The interior is basically straight out of the Miata. The seats have bright red leather with a black stripe in the center. The door panels match this design. A Mitsuoka badge is on the steering wheel.
The left-hand-drive Rock Star shares the Miata's Skyactiv-G 2.0 engine that makes 181 horsepower (135 kilowatts) and 151 pound-feet (205 Newton-meters) of torque. The power goes to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic. It weighs 2,491 pounds (1,130 kilograms).
Mitsuoka will sell the unique, left-hand-drive Rock Star through a lottery. An entry costs 500,000 yen ($4,358 at current exchange rates). The company will only accept 100 submissions and will stop accepting them on February 14. The winner will have to pay 9,900,000 yen ($86,299) for the unique roadster.
Mitsuoka announced the Rock Star in October 2018 and quickly had reservations for the entire 200-unit production run. The company delivered the last one of these in late 2021.