For here, the roof does not fill completely, the model retains indeed fixed rear pillars, under which come to line the rigid roof panel and rear window glass. According to initial indications, the maneuver opening / closing the roof would take only 12 seconds.
Adopting a profile almost “fastback” (the term “RF” also meaning “retractable fastback”) with the roof line that stretches unusually (for the model) backwards giving off airs of the roadster, it’s just part of the roof that lies above the driver and passenger that retracts to reveal the sky. As always, it should not make any manipulation wheelchair, if not provided they remain below 10 km / h ad builder. The 130-liter boot is retained, but Mazda remains discreet on weight.
In reality it is not that a cute roof. This is the Mazda MX-5 RF 2017, a “new” version of the MX-5. It uses the same formula that we like, but with a different body, since the hardtop does not disappear as the previous generation. Instead, it is only the central part of the ceiling retracts.
This short film shows us how to open and close the roof of the model, which unfolds a bit like that of the Porsche 911 Targa model retains indeed fixed rear pillars, under which come to line up the panel rigid roof and rear window glass.