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Eunos Roadster
Special
V-Special
J-Limited
V-Special Black
S-Special
S-Limited
S-Special
V-Special I & II
Standard Model
J-Limited II
RS-Limited
G-Limited
R-Limited
Standard Model
S-Special Type I
S-Special Type II
V-Special Type I & II
VR-Limited A
VR-Limited B
R2 Limited
B2 Limited
M2 1001
M2 1002
M2 1028

 

 

 
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This is an English translation of Mazda Japan's Eunos Roadster history.

1983Start of investigation into Light Weight Sportscar
NovemberProject start date
1986February Project direction changes to focus on mass production sports car
1987 AprilWith the help of Mazda in the US, consumer investigations begin
SeptemberDesign is finalised within Mazda
1989 FebruaryMiata launched at Chicago motor show
September
NA6CE (1600cc Roadster) on sale (Normal model,
Special Package).
Both have a 1.6 litre engine.
Launch price 170 thousand Yen.
Eunos Roadster
Eunos Roadster
1990 MarchAutomatic added to range
July "V-Special" launched to commemorate first year of production. New body colour is "Neo Green", with tan leather seats, and a wooden Nardi steering wheel and gear knob
1991July
Special limited car "J-Limited" launched, in yellow - (800 produced) 04s
J-Limited
August
Black version of the "V special" is launched 05s
V-Special black colour
December
Limited edition "M2 1001" version is launched (300 produced), developed by the M2 division of Mazda 25s
M2 1001
1992July
"S-Special" version launched, with Bilstein dampers, BBS alloy wheels, Nardi leather steering wheel and shift knob, and rear spoiler 06s
S-Special
November
"M2 1002" launched (100 units), with upgraded interior trim 26s
M2 1002
December
"S-Limited" launched, based on the S-Special (1000 produced) - combines a black exterior with red leather interior 07s
S-Limited
1993 July
NA8CE (1800cc Roadster) launched, with the following versions: (Normal version, "S-Special" and "V-Special").
Additionally, "V-Special II", with a tan hood and polished alloy wheels was launched.
09s
V-Special II
December
"J-Limited II" launched, in yellow with black windscreen surround (800 produced) 11s
J-LimitedNi
1994 February
Limited edition "M2 1028" by M2 launched (300 produced) 27s
M2 1028
July
Based on the S-Special, the "RS-Limited" is launched, with 15" BBS alloy wheels, Recaro seats, in a special deep blue/green body (500 produced) 12s
RS-Limited
December
The "G-Limited" is launched, with cobalt blue body colour and hood (1500 produced). White versions of the "V-Special" and "S-Special" are also added to the range. 13s
G-Limited
1995February
"R-Limited" is announced, based on the S-Special, with blue body and red hood and interior, plus a lower final drive and 15" alloy wheels (1000 produced) 14s
R-Limited
AugustSeries II 1800 introduced, with several small changes, including a lightweight flywheel to improve responsiveness
(Normal version, "S-Special I", "S-Special II", "V-Special" and
"V-Special II")
December
"VR-Limited" announced, based on the S-Special. There are two versions - "Combination A" (700 units), in maroon with tan hood, and "Combination B" (800 units) Mica green with green hood 20s
VR-Limited
Combination A
1996 December
Cobalt blue "B2-Limited" launched, with chromed alloy wheels and door mirrors (1000 produced). The "R2-Limited" (500 units) is also announced, finished in white with 15" alloy wheels and red leather interior.
The driver's side SRS air bag system is made standard in all cars (previously an optional extra).
23s
B2-Limited

22s
R2-Limited

97 years August
The "SR-Limited", in green with part leather bucket seat, is launched. It has a Torsen LSD (700 produced) 24s
SR-Limited
98 years January
NB model launched. New07

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