Mazda MX-5

celebrates 30 years

Mazda MX-5 RF 30th Anniversary Edition front threequarters
Mazda MX-5 RF 30th Anniversary Edition rear threequarters
Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition Roadster front threequarters
Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition Roadster side
Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition Roadster overhead
Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition badge detail
Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition wheel & brake detail

ALMOST unbelievably, Mazda's iconic MX-5 has been around for 30 years with more than a million sold worldwide - and to celebrate, the company is building a special anniversary edition in a hot new ‘grabber' colour.

Three decades after its launch at the1989 Chicago motor show the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition has been unveiled at this year's show in the Windy City.

Available only in a newly developed Racing Orange bodypaint, the 30th Anniversary Edition comes with specially developed forged aluminium wheels and a 30th anniversary badge displaying the model's serial number. Other unique features include orange brake callipers and, for the first time in the UK, Brembo front brakes.

Inside, the bespoke feel continues with orange accents on the seats, door trim, dashboard, steering wheel, air vents and gear lever, while Recaro seats and Alcantara trim on the door trim and instrument panel add to the car's exclusivity. The 30th Anniversary Edition also features Apple Carplay and Android Auto as standard.

Just 3,000 cars will be produced globally, with 600 of them - 400 Roadster convertibles and 200 RF, retractable fastback variants - destined for the UK, one of the world's biggest MX-5 markets. Marked out by its black two-tone roof, the RF will cost £29,895, while the convertible is £28,095.

As with all 2.0-litre 2019 Mazda MX-5 models, the 30th Anniversary features the new 184ps version of Mazda's Skyactiv-G engine, while across both body types this range-topping special edition comes with a six-speed manual gearbox, Bilstein dampers, strut-brace and limited slip differential. It's available to order now, with first UK customer deliveries in the summer.

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