“Machine Grey” bullet looks quite ‘Bondy’.  As in James.  Bring on those hairpin curves!

Mazda unveiled the latest incarnation of the Miata, referred to as the “Miata RF” at the opening of the New York Auto Show Tuesday night in New York.  The letters “RF’ stand for Retractible Fastback and refer to the replacement of the cloth folding roof with a snappy and fully retractible hard top.  Surprisingly, as much as the hard top slides above the trunk, storage space of previous models is left intact.  Room for those suitcases!

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The vehicle’s engine, a 155 HP SkyActive, remains unchanged as well as the choice between a 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic transmission.

Instagram user Nickjaynes, posted this great video showing the roof mechanism in action:
Here are some other pics of the new beast.  For those that get all revved up (couldn’t resist) and want one, apparently pre-orders are being taken soon.

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