Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition

"With its unique detailing, generous equipment levels, exclusivity and bold Racing Orange paint, the 30th Anniversary Edition is the ideal way to celebrate three decades of this iconic sports auto". The MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition also comes with Orange brake calipers and orange accents on the seats, door trim, dashboard and shift lever, Recaro seats, Bilstein dampers (manual-transmission models only), Brembo front brake calipers (in orange), Nissin rear brake calipers (in orange), Bose sound system with nine speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in select markets. The 17-inch forged Rays wheels are unique, too, inspired by the wheels on the MX-5 Cup race auto and painted gunmetal gray. It should be even easier to spot thanks to its carrot paint scheme - which Mazda prefers to call Racing Orange and says is meant to "evoke the breaking dawn of an exciting new day".

Early this morning (like really early-around 2am Philippine time), Mazda marked the MX-5's 30th birthday with the release of a special 30th Anniversary Edition Miata.

The most obvious of these is its color which goes by the name Racing Orange. Of course, there are the requisite special badges and serial number plaque, as well.

Also, the vehicle will be produced in both soft-top and hardtop RF form, and will be available with a manual transmission option (these units get Bilstein dampers).

Australia will receive just 30 units of the 30 Anniversary Edition, with all of these being the Roadster GT as opposed to the RF. In Japan, you can order your 30th Anniversary with the base 1.5-liter, but the rest of the world gets the 2.0. 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. The roof on RF is painted Racing Orange, while the soft top will feature a black cloth top.

The legendary, oh-so-loveable MX-5 has now turned 30.

To date, over one million units of the Mazda MX-5 have been sold, making it the world's best-selling two-seater roadster by far.