The night before the New York International Auto Show, Mazda decided to show the new MX-5 RF off to the world.
RF – Retractable Fastback means exactly that.
Instead of a traditional folding roof design Mazda have redesigned the MX roof profile to go with a new fast back, coupe look to it.
It has the same boot space as the soft top, but the fully powered lid can be used up to speeds of 10km/h – a welcome addition over the last gens stationary only affair.
More of a Targa top than a traditional open air roadster the new RF uses a similar set-up to the one on the current Porsche Targa, where the whole rear lifts off to stow the middle ‘Targa’ section.
Another first is the arrival of a six speed auto ‘box available on the beefier 2.0 litre engine.
No word yet on pricing, the additional weight or a release date.
Now if only they bought out a completely solid hard top model like they did in Japan years back…
Mazda have also shown off the stunning looking CX-9, its stunning new crossover that…wont be coming to the UK 🙁