MAZDA MX-5 MIATA RF

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As with peo­ple like Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe and Princess Diana, some cars and crossovers are just clas­si­cally beau­ti­ful. De­tailed body sculpt­ing, chis­eled faces, all the finest ma­te­ri­als, and maybe a long hood, give cars panache and pro­file that are cov­eted among au­to­mo­tive fash­ion­istas. If the top goes back, even bet­ter. A cou­ple of closely-re­lated road­sters, a flashy sport coupe, a lux­ury cross­over, and an Amer­i­can icon all came to play. See which you want on your run­way.

MAZDA MX-5 MIATA RF

I adore the Miata’s el­e­gant man­ual cloth top, but the new RF has a hard top for tour- ing, and with the flip of a switch, con­verts into an open roof targa. It can even per­form this trick at slow speeds. Fast­back styling gets pulses quick­en­ing – as does a choice of SKYACTIV 1.5- or 2.0-liter gaso­line en­gines, the lat­ter de­liv­er­ing 155 horse­power. In­te­ri­ors can be up­hol­stered in Nappa leather, but are still mod­els of sim­plic­ity. The RF should please Miata en­thu­si­asts while en­tic­ing new fans.

By CASEY WILLIAMS

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