Mazda has produced the 900,000th MX-5 on February 4, 2011. Since its introduction in 1989, the Mazda MX-5 has been a much-loved sports car around the world. So much so in fact, that since 2000 it has held the record for the “best-selling two-seat sportscar.”
Since production of the first-generation Miata began in 1989, the bulk of MX-5s and Miatas — nearly a half million — have been sold in North America, with 274,081 going to Europe and 165,013 staying in Japan.
To celebrate the milestone delivery reached earlier this month, a new Special Edition of the car is on show in Chicago this week.
The special edition MX-5 will be limited to only 750 exemplars and include sport-tuned Bilstein dampers, a limited -slip rear differential, HID headlamps, keyless ignition, Bluetooth phone connectivity, and Sirius satellite radio.
Also, this SE comes with the 167-horsepower, 140-pound-feet of torque engine and will be available as either a soft-top or PRHT (power retractable hard top).
Pricing for the MX-5 Special Edition starts at $30,925 for the manual and $31,525 for the automatic.
The MX-5 was initially certified by Guinness World Records as the best-selling two-seater sports car when production reached 531,890 units in May 2000, and updated the record when production passed 700,000 and then 800,000 cars