Unveiled at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, the very venue where the original Miata debuted in 1989, the MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition is limited to a production run of 3,000 units, only 500 of which Mazda is earmarking for the United States.
Launched as both a tribute to these MX-5 fans and as a mark of the high hopes the firm has for the future of its sports vehicle, the 30th Anniversary Edition is exclusively offered in the newly developed Racing Orange body paint, a strikingly vivid colour that marks out this special MX-5.
Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the 2019 MX-5 Miata 30 Anniversary Edition.
So, what else do you get with this special model, besides an awesome shade of Racing Orange paint?
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. And to mark the occasion, the company has devised this, the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition.
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. Of course, there are the requisite special badges and serial number plaque, as well. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, as does a three-month SiriusXM subscription and three-year Traffic Plus and Travel Link subscription.
Australia will receive just 30 units of the 30 Anniversary Edition, with all of these being the Roadster GT as opposed to the RF. However, its 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G makes use of the new-for-2019 improvements bringing its output to 181hp and 151lbft of torque. If you want the soft top, it'll be $34,995, and if you want the RF, you're looking at $37,595. Since then, over one million examples of the MX-5 nameplate have been sold around the world.