More and more news about the upcoming launches at Goodwood Festival of Speed flow in as the carnival nears flag off. We have been exhaustively bringing you all the updates of the upcoming launches scheduled for Goodwood Festival of Speed. Ranging from Range Rover Sport Stealth to McLaren’s track focused model to Civic Type R and NSX Concept to fastest Jaguar ever, a slew of vehicles are scheduled for launch and display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The latest in the list is Mazda which is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its iconic two-seater roadster, the MX-5.
“We can think of no better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our evergreen Mazda MX-5 than with an unveiling in its honour at the Goodwood Festival of Speed,” said Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda UK. “The Mazda MX-5 was created for precisely the sort of motoring enthusiasts who throng to the Festival in their thousands each year -people who just love cars, and just love to drive.”
Mazda will have two stands at this year’s motoring extravaganza. First of the two stands will be Mazda MX-5-specific stand which will honour 25 years of the MX-5 and will witness the unveiling of the MX-5 25th Anniversary Limited Edition.
Just 750 examples of the Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0i 25th Anniversary Limited Edition will be available to UK customers from August this year and would be priced at £22,995 (approximately Rs 23.49 lakh).
A Mazda6, a Mazda CX-5 and several Mazda MX-5s will star in Goodwood’s Moving Motor Show on Thursday 26th, and a Mazda RX-7 rally car will be storming up the famous hill throughout the Festival of Speed weekend.
Mazda’s burgeoning motorsport pedigree will also be showcased in the form of the MX-5 production race car which contested most recently in the Birkett 6-hour Relay Race and the Britcar Production Sportscar Series.
Mazda’s second stand, named Laundry Green, will be celebrating 25 years of the MX-5. A wide range of owners’ Mazda MX-5s from across the years will be on display, including 10th and 20th Anniversary, California, Le Mans, Sport Black and Sport Graphite special/limited editions.
A range of sportscars that inspired the design of the first, 1989 Mazda MX-5 -including the Lotus Elan and MG Midget – will also be featured, alongside a rare Mazda MX-5 GT4 race car and the chassis of the all-new Mazda MX-5.
Mazda will be showcasing all the latest stories and videos from Goodwood Festival of Speed on its new interactive online web platform called “Rebels with a Cause – The Mazda Community”. The site – www.mazdarebels.com.
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