SWITZERLAND - As one of the world ' s best - selling roadster car , the Mazda MX - 5 continue to make improvements, both in terms of appearance , performance and handling . Now , to commemorate the victory of Mazda in the Le Mans endurance race in 1991 , the Japanese car manufacturer plans to launch the MX - 5 special edition . At that time, the 787B with the number 55 car driven by Johnny Herbert , Volker Weidler and Bertrand Gachot Mazda won the race in 24 - hours of Le Mans in 1991 . Mazda' s victory was claimed as the first victory for Japanese cars and Mazda ' s unique rotary engine in the famous endurance race that was fierce. Usually , the race was always dominated by European manufacturers. Named MX - 5 ' 55 Le Mans , the car uses the engine capacity of 2 . 000 cc engine capable of producing power of 160 HP. The machine is then combined with 6 - speed manual transmission . To make it different than the standard version , MX - 5 special edition uses a feature limited slip differential ( LSD ) , suspension - type artificial Bilstein sport, strut bars front and wheel design with 10 - spokes . For the exterior , Mazda provide them in four colors , with contrasting stripes on the sides of the vehicle , and logos ' 55 Le Mans ' . Unfortunately , this car only for its customers in Switzerland .