Mazda’s exclusive MX-5 Miata RF (Retractable Fastback) Launch Edition is now available for pre-order in the United States. This sexy little sports car, limited to 1,000 of Mazda’s “most loyal customers”, will be available in their exclusive color combination of Machine Gray Metallic paint color, Auburn Nappa leather interior trim and a hand-painted black roof panel; plus Mazda is throwing in a custom-designed 42mm Tourneau watch.
Perhaps one of the best features of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is its hardtop retractable roof. The hardtop retractable roof, which claims to be the fastest opening/closing times of any retractable hardtop, contains sound-absorbing lining to ensure a quiet ride. Unlike most hardtop convertibles the MX-5 Miata RF’s roof is stored in its own compartment when lowered, leaving the trunk size uncompromised. Regardless if the roof is up or down the MX-5 Miata RF maintains a sleek, teardrop silhouette.
MX-5 RF Specs
Model: MX-5 Miata RF
Engine: SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L DOCH 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT
Transmission: 6-speed Sport automatic w/paddle shifters or SKYACTIV® MT 6-speed manual w/ short-throw shifter
Horsepower: 155 hp @ 6,000rpm
Torque: 148 lb-ft @ 4,600rpm
Besides being a sharp-looking sports car, its SKYACTIV-G 2.0 direct-injection gasoline engine pumps out 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to reach a top speed of 130mph. The inside of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF’s cabin is designed to mimic a cockpit, with all of its major controls symmetrically laid out and dedicated 4.6-inch color TFT LCD screen to display an animation of the roof opening and closing. Final touches such as a compact steering wheel and 6-speed sport automatic transmission paddle shifters or a SKYACTIV® MT 6-speed manual transmission short-throw shifter transform the driving experience.