The core changes are in the engine, which has been built up with hand-selected parts. Components including the flywheel, connecting rods and pistons have been specially chosen from the standard production batches.
Mazda says that the company engineers have selected the “best of the best… lightest and best balanced” parts for the 25th Anniversary engines. The claim is that these 2.0-litre units will “rev even more freely, delivering extraordinary response and acceleration”. The special model gets 165bhp, while the six-speed auto version gets 156bhp
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. The car comes in one colour, Soul Red metallic, with contrasting black A-pillars.
There’s no news on prices or availability for the UK as yet.