If you want to get your hands on one of the first new Mazda MX-5 Miata’s, get out your calendar and mark May 5th. That’s the date when pre-orders for the MX-5 Special Launch Edition begin, and you can bet the limited edition model will go fast. Mazda showed off the sportster this week at the New York International Auto Show, where the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Edition also made its world debut.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Special Launch Edition
Let’s start with the Launch Edition based off the Grand Touring trim. Mazda only plans to build 1,000 of them, and you can bet they’ll sell out faster then you can say roadster. By limiting production, Mazda hopes to create the same flurry of demand for the Launch Edition that was created last year with the 25th Anniversary Edition, which – get this – sold out in just 10 minutes! The Launch Edition will also get an exclusive Soul Red and Sport Tan color combo, but the automaker isn’t giving much of a sneak peak of the actual car.
“The MX-5 Launch Edition will give enthusiasts the opportunity to take ownership of one of the very first, very exclusive, 2016 MX-5s to arrive in the U.S.,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. “Along with the privilege of exclusivity and being among the first 1,000 to take delivery, owners will be able to enjoy our latest entertainment, safety and luxury technologies – many of which are unique among sports cars. And of course, they’ll be the first to experience the exhilaration of being behind the wheel of one of the last true lightweight, driver-focused sports cars available today.”
All it takes to become an exclusive owner of the Launch Edition is a $500 deposit and quick internet maneuvering skills. To find out more about how to pre-order one, head to the Mazda MX-5 website.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Edition
Now if you want to avoid internet pandemonium and the color red, you’ve got another option. You can wait for the summer release of the new Miata Club Edition and it is more then enough to set roadster tires spinning. Even though it won’t be exclusive like the Launch Edition, the Club Edition is nothing to sneeze at equipped with 17-inch gunmetal alloy wheels and plenty of Mazda technology.
Mazda says there is also a MX-5 Club package that equips the roadster with forged lightweight BBS 17-inch wheels, Brembo front brakes and functional aerodynamic side sill extensions and rear bumper skirt that were previewed on the MX-5 Global Cup race car.
Both Miata’s are lighter, quicker and more nimble thanks to losing some weight. The price tag for the 2016 Miata starts around $25K.