What drives it? A two-litre, 163-hosepowered MZR engine with a six-speed manual transmission and 17-inch alloy wheels. How fast is it? Top speed 208km/h; 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds How safe is it? Safer than its predecessors. The Mark III bonnet is more pedestrian friendly. Side airbags, dynamic stability control and traction control are standard. How thirsty is it? It drinks 7.7 litres of gas per 100km. CO2: 183g/km. Nice touches: Premium Bose audio system; additional air vents on the centre stack and in the footwell. Available: For $308,000 at Mazda Hong Kong (tel: 2893 1112). The dealers haven't any stock yet, but they say deliveries should take about three months if you order now.