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Image gallery: Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

08 Jun 2016 / 0

The Mazda MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback) is the latest iteration of the MX-5, which is targeted towards someone who wants a hard-top (ish) MX-5. The MX-5 RF features a targa-esque sliding roof which fits into the same space as the soft-top mechanism does. A matter of concern for MX-5 enthusiasts was the weight gain with the new roof mechanism, and Mazda claims that the RF is around 60kg dearer than its soft-top sibling, which is a bit of a bummer since weight is an MX-5’s biggest enemy. The available powerplants remain unchanged, with either a 131PS 1.5-litre engine or a 160PS 2.0-litre Skyactiv engine.

 

Mazda Miata RF (1)

Hey, it’s the Mazda MX-5. The sculpted front-end with sharp headlights are perfect

 

Mazda Miata RF (8)

Waitaminute, something seems different… a fastback-styled rear?

 

Mazda Miata RF (9)

It is a fastback! The MX-5 RF in its new avatar certainly looks the part. The fastback rear lends a low-slung stance to the MX-5

 

Mazda Miata RF (7)

The roof mechanism takes 12 seconds to complete its operation and is functional up to speeds of 10kmph

 

Mazda Miata RF (5)

 

Mazda Miata RF (2)

Boot space is unaffected by the hard-top mechanism, as it fits in the same space as that of the soft-top 

 

Mazda Miata RF (4)

The new MX-5’s LED taillights are a complete win in our books

 

Mazda Miata RF (3)



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