Monday 18 August 2014

Heather's Spirited Green NC2

Heather's car is a 2011 Sport Black edition of the 2.0 Coupe from Stoneyburn, Central Scotland. The car features the unique Spirited Green metallic paint finish which was only available on the Sport Black model, making it one of the rarer colours on the chart.

The Sport Black edition of the MX-5 looks great with the contrasting black features fitted as standard. This one also has some custom extras that Heather has added since upgrading from an earlier Winning Blue model.

The interior benefits from newly re-trimmed seats in a colour coded quilted leather. The door panels have also been colour matched to the car's paint to complement the new look seats. The standard Mazda audio system has been replaced with a Pioneer stereo with satellite navigation. A large mesh windblocker has been added in place of the small factory version, and the Mazda accessory illuminated gearknob is also fitted.

Moving on the exterior, the front end is fitted with Mazda's own front spoiler which was part of the optional appearance pack for the NC2. There are also chrome trim pieces for the foglight bezels and a stainless grille by Zunsport.

The black alloy wheels are fitted with green Alloygator rim guards which match the car's colour scheme and help to protect from kerb damage, behind these sit green brake calipers. To the rear of the car Heather has added a chrome fuel filler cap, black lip spoiler, reversing camera, and the Mazda diffuser trim piece which fits around the exhaust tailpipes.

As for performance modifications, the car sits on Apex lowering springs to bring the ride height down for aesthetics and improved handling. The standard air filter has been replaced with a Pipercross version, and a Scorpion Performance exhaust with larger tailpipes finishes the car nicely.