Three decades, that's how long the Mazda MX-5 has been in production.
After thirty years and more than 1 million drop-tops sold, Mazda is giving fans and enthusiasts a special birthday gift in celebration of this milestone.
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the 2019 MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition. Officially making its world debut at this year's Chicago Auto Show, the same venue where the original MX-5 debuted three decades ago, it's a limited special edition that comes with exclusive features inside and out.
It's painted in a distinct Racing Orange hue which Mazda claims 'evoke the breaking dawn of an exciting day'. In addition, the MX-5 30th Anniversary is also equipped with Rays ZE40 RS30 forged aluminum alloy wheel that were specially developed just for this particular model.
Besides giving it a unique orange paintjob, as well as a cool set of alloy wheels, Mazda was also busy making tweaks on the chassis and suspension. It gets Bilstein dampers (manual models only), Brembo front brake calipers painted orange, and Nissin rear brake calipers that are also finished in orange.
Under the hood remains the familiar 2.0-liter SkyActiv four-cylinder engine. It produces 184 PS along with 205 Nm of torque, and can be mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
Only 3,000 units will be made worldwide, with 500 already earmarked for the US market. It will be available in both soft-top and retractable hardtop variants.