Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition

Orange you sad Mazda’s MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition is sold out

The bad news? They're all sold out. There may be 3,000 of these Miatas for worldwide consumption, but only 500 are reserved for the US. But these things work like waiting lists during the college application process, so don't get too emotionally invested in it.

The gorgeous paint colour for this limited run MX-5 is known as Racing Orange, and it's exclusive to the Anniversary Edition.

February in Chicago isn't normally what you'd call convertible season, but on a cold and blustery morning nearly 30 years ago to the day, Mazda took ragtop fans and, indeed, the rest of the auto industry, by surprise with the debut of the original Miata roadster.

The NA MX-5 became an instant hit, with a sub-tonne kerb weight and revvy 1.6-litre four, as well as the engineering reliability that lacked in the early days of sportscar motoring. Also, each 30th Anniversary Edition Miata will get a badge, located on the driver's-side quarter-panel ahead of the rear wheel, that denotes the serial number of the vehicle.

Though Mazda has given the latest version of the roadster a 26 horsepower bump up in power for 2019, to 181 hp, it's never been the monster in its segment. Grand Touring is the top trim available on the MX-5, above Sport and Club.

In addition to the Vitamin C color scheme, the 30th Anniversary Edition gets a set of 17-inch Rays ZE40 forged aluminum wheels that were specially developed for the Miata and are based on the wheels found on the MX-5 Cup race vehicle.

Inside, there are heated Recaro seats, orange accents (including piping), a 9-speaker Bose audio system, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

The auto had some unique options and features that made it so attractive to buyers. Now 30 years later, it's back in the Windy City to launch special edition that celebrates the milestone.

Special anniversary-edition badging has been place on the chassis, and it includes individual numbering for each of the 3,000 units that will be produced for all markets.

Altre Notizie