|Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA Special Package) '89|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo (RM)|
Gran Turismo 2 (RM)
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||ST, PR|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Weight||940 kilograms (2,100 lb)|
The Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA Special Package) '89 is a 1st Generation MX-5 produced by Mazda. The Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA Special Package) '89 appears in every Gran Turismo game to date since the first one.
"An incredibly popular model that triggered a compact sportscar trend around the world."
- The Eunos Roadster was sold as the Mazda MX-5/Miata in the Europe/US.
The Eunos Roadster captured the imagination of the world as soon as it made its appearance in September 1989. We know it better as the Miata, and it revived the category of the lightweight convertible sports cars, bringing the classic genre back into limelight. With a light and compact body, rear-wheel-drive and a simple-yet-straightforward 1.6-liter DOHC inline-4, the Roadster was as fun to drive as it was good looking. It came powered by the 1.6-liter Type B6-ZE that produced 118 HP and 101.2 ft-lb of torque. The suspension system consisted of double wishbones at all four corners, while the brakes were discs at both front and rear.
Mazda wanted to make sure that its new creation acted like part of the driver's body, going wherever the driver wanted in an effortless way. Thus, the phrase "rider, horse, one body" was adopted as its guiding principle.
In August 1993, a new engine, the 1.8L DOHC Type BP-ZE, was placed under the hood, with output increased to 128 HP and 115.7 ft-lb of torque. The next round of changes came in August 1995 when the final gear ratio and flywheel were modified, thus creating the 1800 Series II. Mazda produced 531,890 units through the end of 1997, setting a world record for production of a 2-passenger open vehicle, a fact recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records.
As a Premium car, the Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA Special Package) '89 can be purchased from the dealership for 17,000 Credits. A Standard version is also available by importing this car from Gran Turismo PSP, but it can only be used on Arcade mode. Both cars are Level 0.
This car, as the Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA) '89, can be bought at the 1980's Used Car Showroom for 594,900 Credits. This is only possible in the Japanese version of the game.
This car can be bought at the Mazda dealership for 1,700,000 Credits. It is only possible in the NTSC-J version of the game. The car's name is listed as Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA) '89 in this game.