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Miata 20th Anniversary Edition - Spinout

May 6, 2010

Miata 20th Anniversary Edition

The Miata is a Japanese take on a European concept-a small, maneuverable ragtop but with an efficient, reliable engine and drivetrain. Overheating, hard parts failure and skittish wiring (common problems in old European cars) were replaced with a balanced, responsive chassis and awe-inspiring driving dynamics.

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Debuting at the 1989 Chicago Auto Show, the Miata MX-5 went from the Windy City to wind in your hair to the tune of nearly one million in sales-400,000 of those in America. The Miata, often dubbed as cute, is a serious performer on the track with numerous amateur and club-level spec series dedicated to it.

Mazda introduced a 20th Anniversary Limited Edition MX-5 Miata at the Geneva Motor Show. The celebratory whip, only offered in red, white or blue, is a Europe-only proposition with 2,000 expected to roll off the line. It's based on the smaller 1.8-liter version sold abroad, which opens the door to another limited edition car for U.S. consumption built around a U.S.-based Miata.

Put your angst aside because the limited edition is not a hard-hitting powerhouse but a low-key celebration featuring the status quo numbered plaque, a chrome grille surround, chrome door-handles and chrome headlight surrounds and special foglights. On the performance side, custom 17-inch wheels with "20th Anniversary" logos and a strut tower brace await.

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On the Miata rumor front, there's talk of the roadster trimming down in future iterations and becoming one of first Mazdas to use the fuel-sipping SKY-G engine. Looking between the lines, Mazda's striking Superlight concept promotes weight savings and the SKY-G engines look tailor-made for Miata duty. Backchannel sources point to the 1.3- or 1.5-liter versions of the SKY-G and say it could be a big win-win for Mazda. The new Miata would deliver 45 to 50 mpg while dishing out 150 hp.



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