2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Unveiled in New York

Last night, on the evening before the official opening of the New York International Auto Show to the press, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF made its world debut in front of a crowd of journalists.

RF stands for Retractable Fastback, but in essence, this is a hardtop MX-5. When occupants want to catch a few rays, the rear portion of the roof can be lifted electrically, and the panel above the cockpit slides rearwards and underneath. The rear section then comes down, creating a targa-topped coupe. The roof mechanism can function while the car is moving at speeds of up to 10 km/h, and the rear window can also retract as well.

Under the hood, the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF will get the same powertrain as the regular MX-5 roadster, which is a naturally aspirated, 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that develops 155 horsepower and 148 lb.-ft. of torque.

We don’t yet know what the curb weight difference will be between the soft-top MX-5 and the MX-5 RF, and if the addition of this complex roof will affect performance. However, Mazda did confirm that trunk space will be unchanged.

We’re expecting the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF to go on sale this summer.

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