Commemorating their 1991 Le Mans victory, Mazda has launched a special edition of its latest MX-5 roadster. Called the MX-5 '55 Le Mans,' it's named after the Mazda 787B No. 55 racer driven by Johnny Herbert, Volker Weidler, and Bertrand Gachot. It was also the first victory for a Japanese automaker and the rotary engine. The limited production MX-5 is being built specifically for the Swiss market and is based on the 2.0-liter, 160 hp model mated to a six-speed manual.
It also has a limited-slip differential, a Bilstein sports suspension, a front strut bar and 10-spoke alloy wheels. There are four colors choices with contrasting profile stripes that also extend to the bumpers. There's also '55 Le Mans logos and a numbered plaque in the interior. No official pricing has been announced.