In addition to celebrating with a giant birthday bash in Japan, Mazda’s celebrating the 20th anniversary of its MX-5 Miata with the new MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition, which will debut at the Geneva motor show in March.
The 20th Anniversary MX-5 is quite similar to another special edition Miata -- also celebrating two decades of existence -- launched for the Japanese market in July. The car you see above sports minimal changes, and is bound only for Europe in a production run of 2000 units. Unique features include numbered stainless steel scruff plates, argent fog lamp bezels, 17-in. alloy wheels, the requisite 20th anniversary logos, and chrome sprinkled on the grille, door handles, and fascia. Three exterior colors are available -- True Red, Crystal White Pearl, and Aurora Blue -- and each comes with unique body-color painted decorative elements for the interior. Performance data won't change -- power from the Europe-only 1.8-liter I-4 remains at 124 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque -- but Mazda has added a brace bar to the front suspension, saying it adds to "an even more sporty and exhilarating drive." Memo to Mazda: Sign us up.
P.S. We're still waiting for that Superlight edition, too.