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by Matt Brogan

To commemorate two decades of the MX-5, Mazda has released a special 20th Anniversary edition of its lightweight, two-seat, open-top sports car for the Japanese market.

The MX-5 has attracted a wide range of customers since its launch in 1989, and is currently sold in approximately 60 countries.

The MX-5 was certified as the world’s most produced two-seat, open-top sports cars by Guinness World Records when production reached 800,000 units. Total production of the Mazda Roadster now stands in excess of 860,000 units.

The soft top 20th Anniversary edition comes with a six-speed manual transmission while the retractable hard top gains a six-speed automatic transmission.

Special equipment includes unique red and black Recaro bucket sport seats, exclusive ‘20th Anniversary’ badges, and clear front fog lights.

Currently the 20th Anniversary edition is only available for sale in Japan.

To celebrate the MX-5’s 20th birthday CarAdvice will be retro-roadtesting the original MX-5 against the 2009 model in a few weeks, so stay tuned!




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