To celebrate the world’s best selling roadster’s 20th anniversary, Mazda has released yet another special edition for the MX-5. This time, it’s called the Miyako and it’s limited to 500 units for the UK. The name Miyako is taken from the idyllic Japanese holiday island of Miyako-jima, which some say is the perfect location for open top motoring.

The Miyako can be had as a 124 hp 1.8i soft top or the 157 hp 2.0i roadster coupe; the latter comes with the world’s fastest folding powered roof (up/down in 12 seconds). The 1.8 does the century sprint in 9.9 seconds while the more powerful car gets there in 7.9 seconds. Top speed is 194 km/h and 212 km/h, respectively. Not quite up to the hot hatch par, but nimble rear-driven Miatas were never about absolute speed anyway.

The Miyako gets new fog lamps, larger 17-inch alloys and a front suspension strut brace. Both cars will be available in Aluminium Silver Metallic while the soft top will also be available in Velocity Red Mica. Inside, the Miyako has unique Medici premium perforated black leather trim with red underlay and stitching, special badging and floor mats plus climate control. In addition, the 2.0i gets standard Limited Slip Differential (LSD), Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) and Traction Control System (TCS).

More pictures after the jump.

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