Reportedly the recently updated Mazda MX-5 was so successful in Britain some felt it a “proper” British sports car. Mazda build cars with an uncanny eye for shaving grams off just about every car they make, bringing us the first back in 1989. The MX-5 RF model, (Retractable Fastback) now offers quite different looks, qualities and abilities, with its retractable hardtop roof.
- Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol
- Power: 118kW at 6,000rpm
- Torque: 200Nm at 4,600rpm
- Transmission: Six-speed manual or automatic, rear-wheel-drive
- Fuel use: 7.0L/100km (manual)
- Fuel tank: 45 litres
Servicing is covered by 5-years capped-price program that requires 10,000km/annual check-up. The normal schedule costs $1,030.00 to maintain the RF over the first three years.