Maxda MX-5 RF was presented during the past Hall of New York as a new option within the fourth generation of the Miata. If until now we only had a version with soft-top, this ‘Retractable Fastback’ arrived with his retractable hard top. It was not the only novelty, but also premiered a silhouette style targa, nothing like the previous generation that hid the roof for full.
The fact is that this system also feels good the Mazda MX-5 and is a novel aspect to the model. For those who are interested in this two-seat hardtop we show the operation of the system detailed in video. Just press a button to perform this maneuver, and the only requirement is that you make a speed up to 10 km/h. So goes from coupe to convertible in a few seconds.
After pressing the button under the controls of the air conditioning starts the action. The roof starts to fold while the rear section of the Mazda MX-5 RF rises, leaving a gap free. It will be right there where you are going to stop the roof, folded in two parts letting the light of the sun from reaching the passenger compartment. For this maneuver only takes place a time of 12 seconds. The brand still has not ruled on whether there is an increase in weight.
What is clear is that the Mazda MX-5 RF will have the same range of engines that the version with soft-top. This means that you will be able to choose between two gasoline Skyactiv-G four-cylinder, 1.5-liter with 131 HP, and the 2-liter with 160 HP. Also you can choose between a manual gearbox and an automatic transmission. Still we don’t know the price it will be, although sure that the hard top will exceed that of hood.
Source – Mazda