Orange is the new black and it is also happens to be the colour of the car that celebrates 30 years of the Mazda MX-5.

With high hopes for the future, Mazda says the colour evokes the “breaking dawn” of an exciting new day.

Just 30 examples of the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition will be offered in Australia, all of them soft top GTs with a 2.0-litre engine.

Sadly, no extra power will be offered, only some badges and a set of Rays wheels.

No word on price yet, but don’t go excited because the car will be offered to loyal, existing MX-5 customers on a fist come first served basis.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect:

  • Racing Orange body colour
  • RAYS forged alloys wheels (RAYS ZE40 RS30)
  • “30th Anniversary” build plate ornament (with serial number)
  • Colour scheme with orange accents
    (brake calipers, vent surround, seat piping and stitch, steering wheel stitching, door trim stitching, dashboard decoration panel stitching, and shift / parking lever stitching)
  • Alcantara material (door trim, dashboard decoration panel and seat centre)
  • RECARO seats
  • Bilstein dampers
  • Brembo front brake calipers (orange painted)
  • NISSIN rear brake calipers (orange painted)


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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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