Mixed feelings: I love the new Mazda MX-5 RF, but I prefer the simplicity of the canvas roof

Yesterday, at around 1 in the morning, I would get a notification of a tweet from my colleague David V., on which was a Mazda MX-5 retractable hard top as we did not expect. Targa, with a stylistic vision more risky than the previous generation and a folding process automated, hypnotic, that reminds us inevitably to the Porsche 911 Targa. Immediately, after seeing those first pictures, and go swiftly to know the first details published I was with a sentiment found in which as much as I love the new bet of Mazda reaffirmed my fondness towards the classic fabric soft top.

does The charm of a slick aesthetic or the charm of the simplicity of a soft top?

Yes, I love the design of the Mazda MX-5 RF, your strokes and how thanks to this new roof is converted, before descapotarlo, in a small coupe two-seater of the most suggestive. I like the fall of the pillars, side view and even I find it somewhat hypnotic to watch that part later rising to give shelter to your roof…

But I like even more that Mazda has not chosen the easy road, the way of creating a hard top retractable conventional (like the one we met in the previous generation) and has opted for a concept, more daring, more differentiated the version “classic”.

Even so, as much as I like the look of this version should I continue giving myself to the alternative convertible with the canvas roof, why?


Not, yet Mazda has not detailed the system of folded of this new retractable hardtop, neither has spoken to us of those additional kgs in addition to the bare-bones weight of the Mazda MX-5, but I I’ll stick with the simple gesture of releasing a central lock and push the canvas roof to the back.

No automatism whatsoever, with the charm of the canvas.

mazda-mx-5-rf-2016-02 (1)of course it will be more comfortable the MX-5 RF, it surely is also more secure and on top of that aesthetically well-done, but a server is left with the classical concept of the roadster’s original.

What round, what’s tempting, it seems to me the new MX-5.

I Hope when you see me face-to-face with the RF I don’t have to swallow my words. Yes, I’m eager to see (and try out) this Mazda MX-5 RF.