The UK will receive 750 of the 1000 individually numbered examples of the anniversary model, which is based around the top Sport Tech Nav trim level of the 2.0-litre roadster coupé. Car number one in the production run is currently on show at Goodwood, alongside a heritage display looking back on the MX-5, which was first introduced in 1989.
The new special edition boasts exterior and interior features unavailable on any other Mazda MX-5. Inside, the latest MX-5 has off-white leather seats – with a 25th Anniversary logo and stitching – and door trims, special stainless kickplates, aluminum pedals, 17-inch gunmetal grey alloy wheels and Bilstein dampers on the manual-transmission version. Specific to the UK 25th anniversary car is a 6.1-inch touchscreen navigation system.
The car comes in one colour, metallic red, with contrasting black A-pillars and door mirrors. Its 2.0-litre, 16-valve, 158bhp powerplant is married to a short-throw six-speed manual transmission. It can sprint from 0-62mph in 7.9sec and goes on to a top speed of 136mph.