2012 Mazda MX-5 Venture review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 20 February 2012 , 02:02:13 byDan

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Mazda MX-5 Venture

The British customers should get ready for a new model developed by Mazda, the MX-5 Venture Edition. The carmaker offers two engine options. The first one is the 1.8-liter MZR capable of delivering 126 PS and 167 Nm of torque and that sends the power to the wheels through a 5-speed transmission. This enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 9.9 seconds and to reach a top speed of 121 mph. the second option is the 2.0-liter MZR that delivers 160 PS and 188 Nm of torque. This engine transfers the output to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission. Featuring this engine, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 136 mph. Only 800 units ill be built and the price starts at GBP18.995 per unit. For improved handling stability, the carmaker equips the new MX-5 Venture Edition with Dynamic Stability Control and a Traction Control System.


  • Mazda MX-5 Venture Edition on sale now from Pound18,995 (OTR)
  • Soft-top and Roadster Coupe models available in exterior colours exclusive to this edition
  • Heated Havana Brown leather seats and premium Sanyo TomTom Sat-Nav as standard
  • 0% APR finance available over three years with 50% deposit

With spring just around the corner, Mazda has introduced a new special edition of its iconic sportscar - the ?MX-5 Venture Edition'. Available in Soft-top or Roadster Coupe, this latest special edition of the world's most popular open top sports car features upgraded luxurious specification, advanced technology, premium interior trim and exterior colours exclusive to the Mazda MX-5 Venture Edition.

Based on the Mazda MX-5 SE and Sport Tech models, the Venture is available as a 1.8 MZR Soft-top (SE) and a 2.0 MZR Roadster Coupe (Sport Tech) - with the world's fastest powered retractable hard top, up or down in just 12 seconds - with a dozen items of additional equipment over the donor car and priced at Pound18,995 and Pound22,285 (OTR).

The Mazda MX-5 Venture Edition's ?stand out' specification features light gun metal 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, chrome front grille, piano black fashion bars and special ?Venture Edition' badging.

Inside, the MX-5 Venture has stylish Havana Brown heated leather seats, leather steering wheel and hand brake with contrasting grey stitching, matching door trim, climate control air-conditioning, piano black dashboard accents, alloy pedals, cruise control (a first on 1.8 models) and, for the first time on MX-5, a satellite navigation system. Supplied by Sanyo TomTom, the sat-nav features a fully integrated 5.8-inch touch screen monitor, 4GB SD card based map (45 countries), live services, iPod and Bluetooth? connectivity and complete multi-media functionality.

The Mazda MX-5 Venture will be available in three colours, the popular Metropolitan Grey Mica and two exclusive colours to this MX-5 special edition - Radiant Ebony Mica and Crystal White Pearlescent - free of charge. A genuine special edition, only 250 examples of the Venture Edition Soft-top and 550 of the Venture Edition Roadster Coupe will be available in the UK.

"Special Edition models of the MX-5 have always enjoyed incredible popularity in Britain and now the Venture Edition offers a unique combination of a premium cabin feel, sophisticated exterior and advanced technology, in a sportscar that remains unrivalled as an exhilarating drive that can also be used everyday," comments Peter Allibon, Sales Director, Mazda UK. "Together with their durability, enviable reliability and our current low-rate finance offer, the MX-5 Venture Edition is a thoroughly modern sportscar that people can buy with their heart and their head."

The Venture Edition has all the dynamic attributes of the world's most popular open top sportscar. Featuring a front-engined, rear-wheel drive chassis that delivers perfectly balanced handling and pure driving exhilaration, the MX-5 has been voted ?Best Roadster' by Auto Express magazine for six years in a row.

Mazda MX-5 Venture Edition customers have a choice of two powertrains - the 126ps 1.8 MZR with a five-speed gearbox (Soft-top) and the 160ps 2.0 MZR with a smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission (Roadster Coupe). Like other MX-5 models, the Venture Edition combines razor sharp handling with lively performance - sprinting to 60mph in 9.9sec (1.8 Soft-top) and 7.9sec (2.0 Roadster Coupe), and capable of going on to reach top speeds of 121mph and 136mph respectively.

For optimum handling stability, the MX-5 Venture Edition features Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and a Traction Control System (TCS) on both Soft-top and Roadster Coupe models. While the two-litre Roadster Coupe model is also equipped with a Limited Slip Differential (LSD) for enhanced handling precision and side airbags for added protection.

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