Mazda MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition - Click above for high-res gallery

It's hard to imagine that the MX-5 (Miata) has been around for 20 years, but time flies when you're carving up canyon roads in a nimble two-door sports car. Mazda has made quite a hoopla about the car's 20th anniversary, bringing out some of the best concept and specialty versions at the Chicago Auto Show, throwing a huge party for owners in Japan, and creating an anniversary edition for both the Japanese and the Brits. Here at the Geneva Motor Show, Mazda announced yet another 20th anniversary edition MX-5, this time available for all of Europe.

The European MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition can be picked out by its chrome trim, silver-look fog lamps, unique 17-inch wheels and 20th anniversary logos. The only performance upgrade is a strut tower brace in the engine bay, and customers can choose from True Red, Crystal White Pearl or Aurora Blue. Follow the jump for the brief press release from Mazda or browse through our live photos in the gallery below.


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Mazda celebrates two decades of roadster success with the world premiere of a 20th Anniversary special edition MX-5 at the Geneva Motor Show in March. This model will have a limited production run of just 2,000 units, will only be available in Europe and will take sports car fans back to the basics of open-top driving fun. It´s equipped with a special edition scuff plate in stainless steel with pan-European serial number (1 to 2000).

Based on the 1.8-litre soft top production roadster, this version has a special exterior styling package with chrome grille, door handles and headlight fascia; along with silver-look fog lamp frames, specific 17-inch alloy wheels and 20th Anniversary logos. It can be ordered in three colours – True Red, Crystal White Pearl and, specific for this edition, a new Aurora Blue – with matching painted decorative elements in the interior. A strut tower bar is also added to ensure a sporty, exhilarating drive.