The Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA Special Package) '89 is a first-generation MX-5 produced by Mazda. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date. Although not initially available in Gran Turismo Sport, it was later introduced as part of Update 1.34, released on March 5, 2019. It will return in Gran Turismo 7.
Four colors are available for this car:
- Classic Red
- Crystal White
- Mariner Blue
- Silver Stone Metallic
"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 the 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 lb-ft 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.
This car can be bought at the Mazda Used Cars dealership for around 9,400 Credits. The car's name is listed as Mazda Eunos Roadster Normal '89 in this game.
This car can be purchased at the Mazda Used Cars dealership for around 5,900 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.
This car can be bought at the Mazda dealership for 1,700,000 Credits. Alternatively, it can be acquired by winning the Gran Turismo World Championship, in the Beginner League section. The car has a chance of 1/4 (25% of probability) to come as a prize car. Like in GT2, this 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.
The player can unlock this car by completing the lesson #5 in the Driving School area.
This car, as the Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA) '89, can be bought at the 1980's Used Car Showroom for 594,900 Credits. Like in GT3, this is only possible in the NTSC-J version of the game.
GT HD Concept
The player can unlock this car after getting a time of 2:00.000 or better in Time Trial with the Suzuki Cappuccino '95. A tuned version of this car is also available upon clearing Time Trial with all cars in the game. The car's name is listed as the Mazda Eunos Roadster '89 in this game.
This car can be purchased for 17,000 Credits.
As a Premium car, the Mazda Eunos Roadster (NA Special Package) '89 can be purchased from the dealership for 17,000 Credits. It is a Level 0 car. A Standard version of this car can be imported from Gran Turismo PSP, but its use is limited to Arcade Mode only.
This car can be purchased for 17,000 Credits. It has a detailed interior.
This car can be purchased in the Mazda section of Brand Central for 17,000 Credits.
- An unused thumbnail, featuring the car with wedding decorations, can be found in GT5's files along with the Ferrari 599 '06 and Aston Martin DB9 Volante. These thumbnails are not located with thumbnail data with the rest of the game's cars, but instead as part of leftovers for wedding scene (possibly used for internal/staff use).