Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition Rolls Into Chicago

Ruben Fields
February 9, 2019

Maybe Mazda will surprise us with a Mazdaspeed Miata redux in the upcoming years.

Aptly named the MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition, the auto features one of the only things that Miata fans across the world have been clamoring for since the introduction of the current ND generation: more color.

The most obvious of these is its color which goes by the name Racing Orange. Stopping ability comes courtesy of Brembo brake calipers at the front, and Nissin units at the rear. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, as are Bilstein dampers, strut-brace and limited slip differential.

Speaking of the interior, it's been given a smattering of orange accents - the Recaro seats, interior door trim, dash, steering wheel, air vents, and gear shifter have all been given an orange hit.

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Mazda will offer the 30th Anniversary model in four flavors: soft top with automatic transmission, retractable fastback with automatic transmission, soft top with manual transmission, and retractable fastback with manual transmission.

Those interested in nabbing a 2019 Mazda Miata 30th Anniversary Edition will need to head over to, where buyers can pre-order the limited run model that starts at $34,995 (add $2,600 for the RF). As an added bonus, the wheels are also a nod to the Global MX-5 Cup Car.

"In the three decades since the launch of the original model over 130 000 Mazda MX-5s have been sold in the UK", said Mazda Motors UK Managing Director, Jeremy Thomson, commenting on the launch of 30th Anniversary MX-5.

"Along the way, it has remained true to the original principle of being an affordable, lightweight and above all fun-to-drive roadster. 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 auto".

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