The Mazda MX-5 hard top is here and the manufacturer returns to us to surprise everyone with his new mechanical convertible: it Is a targa electric drive! So, for the last generation we had the classic configuration of canvas roof manual more the body “RC”, “Roadster Coupe” with the push of a button to transform the coupe cabrio and vice versa.
The current generation of the Miata premieres a new body so-called “RF”, “Retractable Fastback“, which is characterized by a attractive silhouette coupe thanks to the new drop ceiling. At first sight it appears a vehicle roof closed, however it does not lose its ability to offer the driving with the breeze giving in the face by opening its roof.
Although on this occasion it is in Targa format, that is to say that it retains all of the pillars of the vehicle but your ceiling disappears. This operation will be manual as in most of the Targa, but the vehicle has a automatic mechanism and electric that moves the roof and the pillars behind our heads to hide the ceiling and then turn around to place on your site. In this way we will drive to the open sky but without renounce to the beautiful silhouette of the coupé of the last pillars.
Mazda has not revealed the time required for the mechanism to perform the maneuvers of opening and closing is complete but indicates that it can be performed both in a stationary as “circulating” at speeds of up to 10 km/h. Another important fact is that the Mazda MX-5 RF features exactly the same capacity of the trunk that the version of canvas roof, that is to say 130 liters.
A Targa electric drive
Lack by also indicate how much it increases the weight although it is already reported earlier that its impact is lower than that of the third-generation added 39 Kg to the set.
The MX-5 RF will be available by the well-known propellants SKYACTIV-G 1.5-liter 131 HP and 2.0-liter 160 HP in combination with the manual change of six speeds and in an exclusive to this body a automatic transmission of six relations. We’ll wait for their official debut to find out more details about this new variant of the sporty japanese more sold of the world.
The press note also makes special emphasis on the new body color premium called “Machine Grey” specially developed to enhance the figure of the new sports convertible. We are confident that the renders on the 124 Spider hardtop both on the part of Fiat as Abarth are already in the process.