A limited-edition of just 1,000 of the 2017 retractable roof fastback Miata. The MX-5 RF Launch Edition comes in Grand Touring trim, and has just one option – a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. Each buyer will also receive a custom 42mm Tourneau watch as a memento.
While we’re still waiting for a Mazdaspeed variant of the MX-5, we’ve got the RS Racing Concept, a beautifully blacked-out Miata, rocking sport aero with red accents, Recaro seats, performance brakes, height-adjustable suspension, and performance chassis tweaks.
Fresh from the factory, a Mazda MX-5 Miata comes with just North of 100 hp. But drift racer Mad Mike Whiddett outfitted his “RADBUL” Miata with a 1500 hp twin-turbo rotary engine. While the stock MX-5 hugs corners, the RADBUL scorches them instead.
Mazda’s latest concept sports coupe appears to be the next in the RX-7, RX-8 lineage, with a fuel-efficient and powerful rotary engine and a rear-wheel drivetrain, wrapped up in a wide, low-slung form that embodies the company’s “soul of motion” design language.
Motor Trend puts us behind the wheel of the ultimate Miata, a ride built to celebrate the little roadster’s 20th anniversary. This tiny beast has been upgraded with a supercharger, improved suspension, and grippy R-compound tires.
Mazda’s Shinari concept is a 4 door coupe style sports sedan that represents future design direction for the brand. They’re also planning vehicle fit and finish upgrades to match that of BMW and Audi.