Mazda just blew the top off, then stowed it away neatly in its targa trunk.
Tonight, on the eve of the New York International Auto Show, Mazda showed off its latest creation: the MX-5 RF, which stands for Retractable Fastback. According to eagle-eyed TTAC contributor Chris Tonn, who was able to get a little closer to the car than myself, the removable roof panel won’t negatively affect trunk space any more than the normal convertible hard top.
If you were waiting for a reason to buy a Miata, this is it.
The roof stows behind the rear seats but does not go into the trunk. A total of 4.6 cubic feet of storage is still available, good for two carry-on bags or your girlfriend’s extensive Sephora collection on a weekend retreat.
The new model will be 5 millimeters taller than the soft top model, and there’s likely some weight gain from the motorized mechanism, but details on any extra girth weren’t released.