Mazda has marked the 25th anniversary of its MX-5 roadster by unveiling a special edition model that combines all of the classic elements of the vehicle, along with new additions.
Only 750 Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe 2.0i 25th Anniversary Limited Editions will be available to UK customers from August this year, with the model itself showcased at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed, where Mazda has two stands, including one devoted to the Mazda MX-5.
As part of the celebrations, a Mazda6, a Mazda CX-5 and several Mazda MX-5s starred in Goodwood's unique Moving Motor Show, while a Mazda RX-7 rally car stormed up the famous hill throughout the weekend.
The Mazda MX-5 itself has been represented by both a Sport Venture special edition model and a pair of roadsters in which visitors to the stand can take part in the Mazda Photomash ‘Mazda Mashup’ for a chance to win an MX-5 for a year.
In the Laundry Green stand close to Goodwood House, a celebration of 25 years of the MX-5 is taking place, with a wide range of owners' Mazda MX-5s from across the years will on display, including 10th and 20th Anniversary, California, Le Mans, Sport Black and Sport Graphite special/limited editions.
A range of sportscars that inspired the design of the first, 1989 Mazda MX-5 – including the Lotus Elan and MG Midget – are also featured, alongside a rare Mazda MX-5 GT4 race car and the chassis of the all-new Mazda MX-5, with pride of place going to to the Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Limited Edition.
"We can think of no better way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our evergreen Mazda MX-5 than with an unveiling in its honour at the Goodwood Festival of Speed," said Jeremy Thomson, managing director of Mazda UK.
"The Mazda MX-5 was created for precisely the sort of motoring enthusiasts who throng to the Festival in their thousands each year -people who just love cars, and just love to drive."
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