Mazda has unveiled a special MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition at the 2019 Chicago Motor Show, three decades after the roadster debuted at the 1989 edition of the same show.
Just 3,000 cars will be produced globally. No word yet on whether the special edition MX-5 will be available in Singapore, but the retractable fastback version retails for £29,895 (S$52,400), while the convertible is £28,095 (S$49,300).
Speaking at the launch, Mazda Motors UK managing director Jeremy Thomson said four generations on, the MX-5 has “remained true to the original principle of being an affordable, lightweight and above all fun-to-drive roadster”.
“Today it is the very essence of the Jinba Ittai driver-and-car-as-one philosophy that goes into every Mazda,” Mr Thomson said.
The special edition MX-5 is exclusively offered in striking Racing Orange paint.
It also features forged aluminium Rays wheels, which were developed exclusively for the MX-5 in cooperation with Rays Co Ltd, and a 30th anniversary badge displaying the model’s serial number.
Other unique features include orange brake calipers and Brembo front brakes.
Aside from unique exterior details, the guts of the MX-5 remain unchanged.
The 30th Anniversary Edition still retains the 180hp version of Mazda’s Skyactiv-G engine, six-speed manual gearbox, Bilstein dampers, strut-brace and limited slip differential.
With its “unique detailing, generous equipment levels, exclusivity and bold Racing Orange paint, the 30th Anniversary Edition is the perfect way to celebrate three decades of this iconic sports car,” Mr Thomson said.