Mazda’s Miata is notorious for the sheer number of special editions that have been released. Since the 1991 British Racing Green edition, the company has had one Special Edition model for nearly every year of production from 1991-2006.
In 1999, Mazda launched the 10th Anniversary Edition to commemorate a decade of Miata sales in North America. For the cars 20th anniversary, Mazda seems to be releasing a commemorative model everywhere but North America, which is traditionally the hottest market for Mazda’s diminutive roadster.
In the United Kingdom, Mazda will be selling the Miyako edition, limited to 500 units and available only in Aluminum Silver Metallic on both the soft top and folding hardtop versions, while the soft top gets an exclusive Velocity Red Mica paint scheme. Both cars feature a black leather interior, special badging, floor mats and air-conditioning. Outside, the Miyako gets 17″ wheels, fog lamps, and a strut tower brace.
Interestingly, the Miyako soft top is only available with the dreadfully slow 1.8L 126 horsepower engine (that’s 2 horsepower less than the 1994 Miata), while the hardtop gets the familiar 2.0L 160 horsepower four-cylinder motor.