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Mazda MX-5 RF in Perth, Perthshire
The Mazda MX-5 RF is hardtop convertible sports car with a pure soul. It combines a naturally aspirated petrol engine (1.5 132PS SKYACTIV-G, 2.0 184PS SKYACTIV-G) with a limited-slip differential, rear-wheel drive and a lightweight body. The result is a sports car that gives you sheer satisfaction through corners, while the hardtop roof gives you superior refinement to the soft-top model with unique style.
Roadsters don’t come more legendary than the MX-5 RF, so it gets a premium specification with SE-L, Sport, Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech grades. Sport Tech models get a sports suspension with Bilstein dampers and a Limited Slip Differential, while GT Sport Tech models boast 17” BBS Gun Metallic alloy wheels and Light Stone Nappa leather trim. Further down the range you’ll find heated seats, a BOSE sound system, an 8” touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay, Smart Keyless Entry and cruise control.
The MX-5 RF’s hardtop roof folds down in 13 seconds at the press of a button, operational at speeds under 6mph. The sporty, muscular body is beautifully proportioned, with Adaptive LED Headlights equipped as standard in Sport models upwards.
With 1.5 and 2.0 SKYACTIV-G engines available, there’s an MX-5 RF for everyone. Rear-wheel drive and a lightweight body ensure a responsive, go-kart-like drive, with Sport Tech models boasting a Limited Slip Differential for grip in corners.
The 130-litre boot is a deep space with room for 2-3 weekend bags. Sport models have Smart Keyless Entry, rear parking sensors and rain-sensing wipers. All versions have push-button start, climate control and cruise control.
Living with it
In-built navigation and an 8” touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto ensure connectivity. Sport models upwards have Smart City Brake Support (front and rear), Lane Departure Warning System and Traffic Sign Recognition.