First Look: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

[youtube][/youtube] The answer… is it always really Miata? If you don’t love convertibles, then no it’s not. Now though, that is all set to change thanks to the pending arrival of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF. The RF stands for Retractable Fastback. This is a Miata with a retractable coupe roof that turns into a targa-topped MX-5. It’s very nearly the best of both worlds, and it’s set to hit dealers sometime in the spring of 2017. Design and weight were important here. From the side, you can’t see the shutlines of the top. It looks seamless. The top adds 100 pounds to the curb weight, which is less than adding your fat friend into the passenger seat… and it’s more balanced. Overall, the RF should prove to be a smooth looking slow-car-fast favorite for all climates. Folks drive their Miatas in all types of weather, but now they can do so with more style and a minimal weight gain.

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