Back in April, Mazda announced a slew of 100th Anniversary Edition models to commemorate a century of doing business. Now, Mazda North America has announced that at least one of those models — the most important one, arguably — is coming to the US (Mazda Canada has announced more 100th AE models, including the 3, CX-5, CX-9). Here’s your chance to get a white Miata with a classy wine red top and interior.
The white exterior is called Snowflake White Pearl Mica officially and is a $200 premium color on standard Miatas. The red top was also an option as well, but the dark red interior is something that was previously unavailable. As we mentioned before, the color scheme was inspired by the R360 Coupé, Mazda’s first passenger car.
In addition, the 100th Anniversary cars will come with several special items that denote the important milestone being honored. A badge reading “100 Years: 1920-2020” is affixed to the body just in front of the rear wheels and on the floormats. A special 100th Anniversary logo, combining the very first Toyo Kogyo logo and Mazda’s current logo, can be found on the wheel centers and embossed on both the key fob and headrests. Incidentally, as Dave explained in the first installment of our Mazda 100th retrospective, the original logo contains a stylized version of the kanji for “work”.
The 100th Anniversary Miata is based on the top-spec Grand Touring trim level. There’s no performance bump, but the standard 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque is incredibly capable. Manual transmission versions will get an LSD, Bilstein dampers, and a front strut tower brace. Pricing lands at $32,670 for the cloth top and $35,425 for the RF, or $1,000 on top of a standard Grand Touring model.
Mazda hasn’t specified when the 100th Anniversary Miatas are coming, saying that they will be available in Fall of 2020. Nor have they said how many units will be produced. The 30th Anniversary Edition sold out in four hours, prompting Mazda to add more of the global allotment to the US, and we think this is much classier than that very orange version. If you don’t want to miss your chance at these, you can sign up for updates at Mazda’s website.
Images courtesy of Mazda.