Anyone who has driven a Mazda MX-5 knows why they long ago reached cult status. That go-kart like drive, close to the ground exhilaration and overall human-machine connection was really nailed by Mazda. To celebrate 30 years of an icon the Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition has been revealed at the Chicago Auto Show.
Over that time more than 1 million units have landed in driveways so Mazda has added some icing on the cake. A new exclusive colour, ‘Racing Orange’ has been created along with unique forged alloy wheels. Just 3,000 hard-top and soft-top special edition 2.0L Roadster GT based MX-5’s will be built, but us Aussies will score just 30 on a first in best dressed basis. No word on pricing just yet.
Other key highlights include:
- Racing Orange body colour
- RAYS forged alloys wheels (RAYS ZE40 RS30)
- “30th Anniversary” build plate ornament (with serial number)
- Colour scheme with orange accents
(brake calipers, vent surround, seat piping and stitch, steering wheel stitching, door trim stitching, dashboard decoration panel stitching, and shift / parking lever stitching)
- Alcantara® material (door trim, dashboard decoration panel and seat centre)
- RECARO seats
- Bilstein dampers
- Brembo front brake calipers (orange painted)
- NISSIN rear brake calipers (orange painted)
Chris is EFTM’s Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce.
He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012.
Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers.
Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney’s North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.