Mazda is coming to this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed with something a lot more significant than all the hyper-super-ultra cars that’ll be there. It’s called Mazda MX-5 Icon, and it is significant because it is a souped up version of a fun sports car we can all afford.
Well, we can all afford it if we have £20,995. But for that you get a car that is a lot more fun to live with than a million pound super car. Sure, the super car appeals to your vanity and will probably get you more tail. But the beauty of Mazda MX-5 Icon is that its great fun regardless of the weather and the road you are driving on, it’ll never go wrong, and you can beat on it mercilessly and when you inevitably crash it, it costs peanuts to repair.
As for what the limited edition (600 copies) Mazda MX-5 Icon boasts over the standard version, the short answer is unique design cues and enhanced standard equipment. The highlights of the exterior include Soul Red Metallic wing mirrors, rear spoiler, side stripe decals and front skirt, as well as 16-inch Gunmetal alloy wheels. Inside the extra goodies include black leather seats, rear parking sensors, dusk-sensing lights and rain-sensing wipers.
The Icon MX-5 will go on display at the Goodwood FoS within Mazda’s unique ‘Raise the Roof’ live music area where the new MX-5 RF convertible will also make its UK debut.