Yesterday Mazda pulled the wraps off a very special MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition at the Chicago Auto Show. "With its unique detailing, generous equipment levels, exclusivity and bold Racing Orange paint, the 30th Anniversary Edition is the flawless way to celebrate three decades of this iconic sports vehicle".
"To express its gratitude, and its high hopes for the future of the MX-5, the company developed Racing Orange, an exclusive body colour that evokes the breaking dawn of an exciting new day". But if you absolutely must have this paint color and interior trim, be aware that Mazda has a habit of adding special-edition paint colors to their regular production palette the following model year. Under the hood, the auto borrows the Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter engine found in the 2019 MX-5 Grand Touring model that delivers 181 hp and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) of torque - a 17 percent increase over the 2018 model year. Also unique to the 30th Anniversary is Alcantara interior trim, with orange stitching and matching piping for the Recaro seats.
Jeremy Thomson, Mazda Motors UK managing director, said: "In the three decades since the launch of the original model over 130,000 Mazda MX-5s have been sold in the UK". Ltd, being forged aluminium in construction and based on the ZE40 10-spoke family of wheels.
Engine-wise, the 30th Anniversary model gets the updated version of the 2.0 litre SkyActiv-G engine, producing 184 PS at 7,000 rpm and 205 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. Mazda Australia has confirmed that it will import just 30 units, which will be offered to customers on a "first come, first served basis", with potential buyers to be reached out to via email. If you want the soft top, it'll be $34,995, and if you want the RF, you're looking at $37,595. Only 3,000 units of Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition will be built and only 500 units will arrive on United States shores.