The Chicago Motor Show may be a bit damp when compared to the more impressive Detroit or Los Angeles events but it still holds a few surprises.
After Dodge released two interesting versions of the Challenger and the Durango and VW showed us the best version of the Jetta we now find out Mazda has a special edition MX-5 ready to be unveiled.
The stateside special edition Mazda MX-5 is actually the same special edition the Australians have been getting recently.
The car is based on a Mazda MX-5 that’s fully loaded in Grand Touring spec, with the retractable hardtop.
On top of all of the stuff this Mazda MX-5 special edition gets a suspension system from Bilstein and a limited slip differential.
Apart from that, the tech changes don’t exist as you get the same 2.0 liter engine that develops 167 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque.
As befits many of the special editions sold by Mazda of the MX-5 the most important stuff is to be seen within the interior looks and colors. This is where you get some leather heated seats with gray stitching, a leather wrapped handbrake lever and aluminium for the pedals.
The price has gone up more than slightly by $30.925 if you want a limited edition Miata with a manual transmission or $31.525 if you go for the automatic. Just as before with limited edition Mazda MX-5s, not really worth it as a package.