2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, 2016 New York Auto ShowEnlarge Photo
The ND-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata is unquestionably a fantastic car. It is nearly the very definition of open-top, lightweight, sporty motoring and some even view it as The Grand Answer to all things automotive.
Others, however, might not be as in love with the idea of owning a convertible. Mazda has an answer for those folks too, and it's arriving in the form of the MX-5 RF.
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First, though, Mazda wants to drop a special limited edition version called the MF-5 RF Launch Edition.
The automaker plans to open up pre-ordering of the latest Miata to just a handful of customers. That's because they want to make sure the Launch Edition winds up in the hands of true fans of the brand. Potential buyers will receive an email informing them that they're eligible to purchase the car, and they'll be given a specific window in which to make the purchase.
After that initial pre-order period, the Launch Edition offer will open to the general public, assuming that all 1,000 units have not been claimed. Those lucky enough to get their hands on the car will have just one choice to make: six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. The car will be finished with Machine Gray Metallic exterior paint, a black roof, and Auburn Nappa leather on the inside.
Additionally, Launch Edition customers will receive a custom designed and individually numbered Tourneau watch. Mazda plans to announced pricing on the Launch Edition in the coming weeks.
Here's to hoping you'll get this rather exclusive invite.