How do you celebrate your 30th birthday, you go BIG, you go Orange, like the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Anniversary Edition. Traditionally, the color spectrum available on the Miata has been less than desirable, but things are changing. The 30th Anniversary Edition is available in vibrant Racing Orange, inspired by the Miata Club Racer from 1989, that was bright yellow, or maybe the 1991 Le Mans winning Mazda 171B race car. The Racing Orange definitely turns up the temperature and begs for attention on the new MX-5.
The Miata is saturated in Racing orange, from the brake calipers, air vents, stitching, piping and door sills, while the rest of the vehicle is black or charcoal. Exclusive to this model are the Rays forged aluminum wheels, and the Alcantara trim on the seats, dash, and door. All trim levels of the exclusive Anniversary Edition Miata get Recaro seats, a Bose sound system, Brembo brakes, and an infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Miata will have an upgrade under the hood this time around. The MX-5 is powered by the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower. However, by choosing the manual options for the transmission, it adds a limited-slip differential, a front shock tower brace and Bilstein shocks.
The automaker is making a very limited production run, with only 3,000 total for global sales, including both soft and hard top. The U.S. market will only receive around 500 of those units. The cost for the Miata with a soft top starts at $35,915 with a manual transmission, add an additional $499 for the automatic system. The Manual RF starts at $38,515, and you can get the automatic transmission for an additional $400. The Mazda Miata MX-5 Anniversary Edition is available to order on the automakers configuration website.
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