Having personally owned several Mazda Miata and MX-5 cars, I bought them for their handling and track performance, not open-air driving. I’ve often said if they made an MX-5 coupe, I would own one. As close as we can get to that coupe is the RF version or a hard top.
Mazda is showing off a new carbon fiber hard top for the MX-5 that will be unveiled on the Roadster Drop-Head Coupe concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon next month. We hope the carbon fiber hard top goes into production.
If it does, being made from carbon fiber means it will be far from cheap, we’d rather have a plain aluminum version. The concept also has a front splitter, aerodynamic side skirts, and 16-inch RAYS wheels. Tow hooks, Recaro seats, new flywheel, a high-performance air filter, and limited slip diff round out the features of the car. We hope to hear more on the production of the parts at the show kicking off next month.