New Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition Flaunts Exclusive Orange Paint, Alcantara Cabin

Mazda is celebrating 3 decades since the launch of the original Miata at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show with the special 30th Anniversary Edition that was revealed today at the same venue.

The new limited edition of the incredibly popular roadster comes with Mazda’s exclusive Racing Orange paint finish, as well as a set of forged aluminum wheels from Rays and more.

Mazda will build just 3,000 examples of the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition worldwide, with 500 of them coming into the US market. The special model will be available in both the soft-top and RF retractable hard-top versions.

In addition to the special color and wheels, the new MX-5 30th Anniversary will also feature orange Brembo brake calipers up front and matching Nissin brake calipers at the rear, Recaro seats with orange accents and a nine-speaker Bose sound system. The orange theme continues on the door trims, dashboard and shift lever.

Models fitted with a manual transmission will also come with Bilstein dampers, while Mazda will offer both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in select markets.

Only Japanese customers will be able to get the latest special MX-5 with the 1.5-liter four-cylinder option, while the rest of the world will be offered just the 2.0-liter version, complete with 181hp.

Pricing for the new Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition starts from $34,995 for the manual soft-top version, with the RF asking for $37,595. The optional automatic gearbox is priced at $500 for the soft-top and at $400 for the RF models.

Mazda has managed to sell more than one million Miatas over the last 30 years, making the Japanese roadster one of the most iconic cars of the market.

Exclusive Features

  • Racing Orange body color
  • Rays forged aluminum wheels (Rays ZE40 RS30)
  • 30th Anniversary badge (with serial number)
  • 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 (AudioPilot 2) with nine speakers
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (in select markets)

Article has been updated with new images and information

 

more photos...
  • PhilMcGraw

    I wish they would do the old hunter green colored Miata with the gold rims. That would be a truly special edition.

    • Six_Tymes

      Same with the dark metallic plumb color they had, that would be cool too.

  • Billie Bob Norton

    It looks like an…..orange!

  • Salih Ahzem

    Orange is new black

  • robotlogic

    Good luck finding anyone willing to drive a car that color that’s old enough to drive!

    • SteersUright

      I LOVE this color. Would by any sports car in this shade.

  • NOW I HAVE A YEN FOR A CREAMSICLE.

  • SteersUright

    Damn that looks so effin good. The Miata was just too small for me when I test drove it, like 90% of the sports car I hoped it would be. I still absolutely admire it’s purity and nowadays, it good looks as well.

  • SteersUright

    yes, sadly. Its overpriced as all hell. It should have at least 275hp at that price.

  • Alx

    No shade of orange can change that juvenile cartoonish face. They should really sharpen it up.

  • Giziclown

    Let’s put in 2,5T inside.

  • Vassilis

    Nice. Looks like a McLaren edition :p

  • JackW

    Reminds me of my old 1973 BMW 2002 tii – I love orange cars. I’d buy one of these if I hadn’t just bought a 2018 Miata two months ago.

  • Er, can I have this one in black?

  • Bo Hanan

    I always wonder why Japanese car manufacturers paint their “special cars” orange. That color has no significance in Asian history.

Fernando Alonso Clinches Second Le Mans 24 Hours Win With Toyota

The two-time F1 champion and his teammates also won this year’s World Endurance Championship.

Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster Is Everything A Supercar Should Be

The Diablo VT Roadster allows you to enjoy Lambo’s dreamy V12 with the wind in your hair.

Watch 700 HP “Old” Ford GT Go Full Burner, Hit 214 MPH With Ease

This second-gen modified example was actually faster than the latest GT down the exact same runway.

This Is What Fooling Around In Edd China’s Driveable Sofa Feels Like

We can’t even begin to imagine what other motorists would have thought seeing this… thing doing 70 mph.

TopCar’s Mercedes GLE Coupe Inferno 4×4*2 Wants To Be A [email protected] Off-Roader

It sure is no G-Wagen, but this modified GLE Coupe will go much further than the stock item.

G21 BMW M3 Touring Would Give Audi And Mercedes A Serious Headache

BMW has reportedly considered building an M3 Touring out of the new 3-Series – but probably won’t.

1200 HP Cadillac Escalade Spins All Four Wheels With Ease

This custom Cadillac Escalade has a 427 cubic-inch V8 with a pair of 76 mm turbochargers.

Tanner Foust And Genesis G70 Recreate Stunt From ‘Baby Driver’

The G70 performs a 180-reverse-to-drift maneuver within mere inches of a truck…

Hyundai Creta Driver Causes Severe Accident, Flees The Scene On Foot

The Korean crossover clipped a small Chevy hatch and sent it rolling down the road.

This Ford Focus RS Has 900 HP Running Through The Front Wheels!

In order to not shred its tires in mere seconds, a special ECU limits power at low speeds.