MSM Worldwide Introductions
All MAZADSPEEDs were the left hand drive variant of this vehicle built exclusively for the North American market. The right hand drive variants were produced exclusively for either Japan (as the Roaster Turbo) or Australia (MX-5 SE).
It is believed there are 15 Australian spec MX-5 SEs built that were imported into New Zealand and 6 USA spec MSMs imported into Puerto Rico.
The Mazda Roadster Turbo was shown to the press for for the first time at the Tokyo Auto Salon on October 27, 2003 and was officially introduced on December 24, 2003 as a limited production vehicle (only 350 units) available for sale starting in early February 2004.
It may have been overshadowed a little by the IBUKI concept car which was a slightly customized version of the new NC platform which would be introduced for sale the following year.
All RT cars came with white faced gauges (not silver like the MSMs or SEs),
side marker lights and model specific emblems
All RHD cars came with black plastic oil filler caps
Tokyo Show Poster, Mazda Concepts display of three vehicles including the IBUKI roadster (blue vehicle)