Mazda has introduced a limited edition to its MX-5 RF retractable fastback range. A serious car the Limited Edition features the Kuroi Sports Pack, aerodynamic additions, Brembo brakes and significant suspension upgrades.
Small winglets near the front of the wheelarch openings direct air away from the wheels and along the sides of the body to smooth out the rush of air created by the little sports machine.
A front strut bar links the front suspension towers to increase chassis stiffness. New design 17-inch diameter BBS alloy wheels are part of the package.
Brembo’s opposed-piston, four-pot front brake calipers not only provide harder braking in heavy duty used, but also reduce unsparing weight by a significant two kilograms.
The Brembos can increase fade resistance by as much as 26 per cent. A significant advantage if you want to take part in track days.
The MX-5 RF Limited Edition colour choices are: Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic, Snow Flake, White Pearl Mica, Ceramic Metallic and Eternal Blue Mica. A nice choice – however every car has a black roof.
Mazda set up a testing drive route from Melbourne airport to the Yarra Valley and back, with a pause for lunch. It really showed of the Limited Edition to best advantage as this is exactly the sort of drive that keen Melbourne car enthusiasts are likely to take – well perhaps without visiting the airport…
Handling is sharp and feedback through the wheel and the seat of your pants is excellent. You can control it on the throttle to really balance it beautifully in bends and it simply cries out for an interesting series of tight twisting up-hill-and-down-dale roads.
Want a Mazda MX-5 with an automatic transmission because you can’t be bothered changing gears yourself? Tough luck – this Limited Edition only comes with the lovely slick-shifting six-speed manual. Love it.
The MX-5 RF Limited Edition is priced at $55,748 driveaway and is on sale now. Only 110 have been produced for Australia so it might be smart to contact your Mazda dealer quickly if you’re a serious driver that wants something pretty special.