As if the drive wasn’t thrilling enough, our engineers made significant enhancements to the SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter engine. Making this the most powerful MX-5 Miata RF. Ever. Along with 181 hp comes a redline increase from 7,000 rpm to 7,500 rpm. Pistons and connecting rods were lightened as well, allowing for increased engine speed without additional weight. And, with an available limited-slip rear differential,1 you’ll find joy in every curve and switchback.
The aluminum power plant frame…
LIGHTER BY DESIGN
The aluminum power plant frame has undergone a weight loss of nearly 20 percent from the previous-generation MX-5 Miata. That means a more connected, responsive driving experience – every time you get behind the wheel.
There’s more than one road to driving thrills…
DRIVING. IN PERFECT HARMONY.
There’s more than one road to driving thrills. The MX-5 Miata RF takes the lightweight, rear-wheel-drive route and achieves a near-perfect 50/50 weight balance. The MX-5 Miata RF is also highly rigid yet lightweight. This is all thanks to its SKYACTIV®-Chassis, which plays a key role in the MX-5 Miata RF’s nimbleness and stability. Together, the MX-5 Miata RF’s balance and rigid chassis create an incredibly responsive drive and an undeniable connection between man and machine.
One major perk about the MX-5 RF…
One major perk about the MX-5 Miata RF is its six-speed manual transmission. It’s small and light, yet retains the short-throw precision drivers love. So, whether you’re cruising down a curvy road or dashing down a straightaway, the MX-5 Miata RF’s transmission will ensure an effortless and enjoyable drive.
The drive only gets better from here. Driving enthusiasts will appreciate the tightened traction that comes with a front shock tower brace, limited-slip rear differential and high-performance Bilstein® shocks. The optional GT-S1 offers a blend of premium features that deliver a more spirited and thrilling experience.
The cabin is just as alluring as the exterior…
A CABIN BUILT AROUND YOU
The cabin is just as alluring as the exterior. Every detail is purposefully placed to put the driver at ease. From the instrument panel to the gear selector, everything is laid out with intention and care to make every move more intuitive. Why? To let you focus on what matters most: driving.
The KODO: “Soul of Motion” design language…
BOLD DESIGN THAT CELEBRATES DRIVING
The KODO: “Soul of Motion” design language is not just a curve in the side panels or the shape of a headlight. You’ll find it captured in the very essence of the MX-5 RF. Whether the roof is up or down, its muscular stance conveys an aggressive design while maintaining a fluid symmetry.
Imagine an archer on horseback, riding toward a target. He inhales and exhales in perfect harmony with his horse’s gait. The horse steadies as the archer pulls back his arrow. A perfect shot. This relationship between horse and rider is called Jinba Ittai. It’s a 900-year-old Japanese tradition, but it’s more important to us now than ever. We strive to engineer this connection into each and every one of our cars. The MX-5 Miata RF, being a true driver’s car, is certainly no exception.
At Mazda, our single biggest goal is to build…
THE JOY FROM DRIVING
At Mazda, our single biggest goal is to build cars that bring people joy. Cars that make you feel better when you step out than before you stepped in. We believe people should feel rejuvenated and exhilarated every time they take the wheel. Not just on curvy roads or barreling down a straightaway, but even while commuting or running errands. Every last detail is intended to bring a smile to the driver’s face.
Clay modelers are the heart and soul…
BREATHING LIFE INTO DESIGN
Clay modelers are the heart and soul of our design process. They take simple sketches and turn them into living, breathing 3-D models. Every artist puts his passion into everything he creates, therefore infusing a soul into each model. These craftsmen then work hand-in-hand with digital modelers to finesse and enhance each creation.
With the available suite of i-ACTIVSENSE® safety features, ingenious technologies can help alert you to potential hazards. Helping you avoid collisions — or lesson their impact. Because you want to be focused and engaged when you drive. And that starts with feeling confident behind the wheel.
This available system is designed to help you see around corners at night. As you turn into a corner, the headlights pivot up to 15 degrees in the direction of your turn, improving visibility and allowing you to spot potential hazards ahead. Isn’t that illuminating?
Available High Beam Control helps the driver see better at night by maximizing opportunities to use the high beams. The system automatically switches to low beams when it detects oncoming traffic and/or a vehicle ahead.
When traveling at speeds of 44 mph or higher, available Lane Departure Warning System gives you audible and visual warnings when it detects that your vehicle is about to unintentionally depart from its lane.3
When traveling at speeds between about 2 and 18 mph, available Smart City Brake Support4 helps detect vehicles ahead. If an impact is predicted, this system is able to warn the driver, adjust the brake pads for faster and firmer braking, and apply the brakes if the driver cannot.
To help you stay alert and informed, the available Traffic Sign Recognition System5 can show you Speed Limit, Stop and Do Not Enter information in the Miata’s 4.6-inch full-color LCD display. The system’s strategically mounted cameras scan for road signs, so you can keep your focus on what’s ahead.
This standard system helps detect objects in your blind spots and alerts you with a chime and warning light in the side mirror.6
When backing up, this standard feature helps detect a vehicle approaching from the side and promptly alerts the driver with an audible warning, as well as a visual warning in either side mirror and the display screen.7