Given a soft centre
These, plus insulation materials selected specifically for the MX-5 RF have also been added inside the body and door trim.
Revised suspension settings, dampers and electric power assisted steering were tuned specifically for the RF.
Cleverly, there’s no significant sacrifice in boot space. The 127-litre capacity is almost the same as the soft-top model, even with the roof stowed. Two carryon bags measuring 550 by 400 by 220 millimetres will fit.
For me, the planets did not align for the Mazda MX-5 RF GT test. Who would want to drive with the top down under the mid-summer sun in temperatures up to 36 degrees? And the MX-5 RF GT with the lid shut? It’s as if the young tearaway has been sent to finishing school.