Mazda MX-5 Miata Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Special, Limited Edition Orange Color

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition

Here's a quick question: If you were a Mazda MX-5 Miata, how do you celebrate your 30th Anniversary in a special way?

By going orange, of course.

The anniversary edition features a 'Racing Orange' color, with orange brake calipers and orange accents on the seats, door trim, dashboard and shift lever. Carbuzz further revealed that the original plan was to use the yellow color used on the original 1989 Miata, but Mazda decided to use orange instead of "reusing an original color."

Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition

One notable feature to look forward to are the forged aluminum wheels that were a collaboration between Mazda and Rays. What's special about them is that they will showcase a slice of Miata's past, which are similar-looking wheels that were fitted during the Global MX-5 Cup race.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata will be revealed at the 2019 Chicago Show, which is on February 9 to 18. It will use the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder SkyActiv engine. Autoweek reported that there's an additional 26 horsepower to its engine, which now stands at 181 hp @ 7,000 rpm. Torque has also increased a bit, now pulling hefty weight of around 205 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

So far, what we know is that the X-5 Miata features Brembo front brake calipers, Recaro seats, Blistein dampers, Bose sound system with nine speakers, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality. The steering wheel can now be tilted, with telescopic features for those with arms less than the size of supermodel's. Global prices start at around USD34,995 for the soft top, while the RF starts at USD37,595. If you prefer the automatic version, then expect to put in an additional USD500.

Only 3,000 soft top and RF variants of limited edition Mazda MX-5 Miatas will be distributed globally, with 500 of them to be sold in the United States. Unfortunately, those in the US were already sold out in a whopping 10 minutes, so tough luck there. Better migrate to a different country then--perhaps in Japan. Hopefully, they haven't sold out (yet) by the time you arrive there.

 

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