We’ve already read about the new 20th Anniversary MX-5 roadster Mazda plans on launching in Europe, but the automaker released additional images of the special-edition Miatas well in advance of their official debut at the 2010 Geneva motor show.
European-spec 20th Annversary cars will be available in red, white, or blue, three of the original colors offered when the MX-5 was first launched back in late 1989. Special touches include numbered stainless steel door sill plates, argent fog lamp bezels, 17-inch aluminum wheels, special “20th Anniversary” emblems on the front fenders, and some mild chrome touches applied to the grille, door handles, and fascia.
Performance, sadly, will remain unchanged. Power from the 1.8-liter I-4, an engine exclusively offered in European MX-5s, remains at 124 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque. Mazda has added a brace to the front suspension, but we had few -- if any -- complaints about the MX-5’s chassis tuning as it currently stands.
One mystery surrounds the white car in these photos, which wears loud decals that resemble those used on spec-Miatas raced in the British MX-5 Open Cup. Mazda hasn’t revealed if it plans on offering such accoutrements to the general public, or if this particular car is a one-off promotional vehicle.
Only 2000 examples of the 20th Anniversary MX-5 will be made for European customers, and approximately 600 of those will be allocated for England alone.