The Japanese manufacturer prepares a special version of its iconic sports car for the Australian market, which will come as 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition. The legendary sporty roadster is one of the best small sports cars that you can find around for many years.
Many carmakers tried to create a decent competitor but they have all failed. Simply, this car is unmatchable in its segments. With its amazing driving characteristics, it is the first choice for many customers for more than 28 years. The original model came way back in 1989, while the current generation is present since 2015.
After few years of production, there is a 2018 MX-5 RF Limited Edition to come. This special version will come with several unique characteristics, both in visual and mechanical aspects. According to latest reports, it will come in March next year, exclusively for the Australian market.
2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition design
As we already mentioned, there will be many modifications on this model. Besides visual improvement, 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition will also come with plenty of new mechanical parts, which will provide even better performances. As you probably know, the company recently launched a special version for the Japanese market and this Australian version will feature pretty much the same characteristics. Besides all those aluminum parts on the standard model, we will see other features that will improve performances even more. For example, it comes with new Brembo brakes with red calipers. Also, there is a strut bar and new Bilstein shock absorbers for better handling. All these new part should raise performances on the even higher level.
2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition styling
In order to accentuate its sportier driving characteristics, the 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition will come with many unique visual details, which will also make it more exclusive. In terms of body kits parts, we will see the new the Kuroi Sports Pack accessory. This includes new bumpers, spoilers, and diffusers, all with a more aggressive stance. Also, it there is new specially-designed BBS alloy wheels, which come along with new Brembo brakes with red calipers.
This special version will come with only five color options in the offer. Besides these five finishes, there will be also an optional black roof. All these new attractive exterior parts will be followed by new interior design. While the base cabin design will remain the same, there will be many new details to emphasize its sporty character. The most notable is definitely new Recaro seats, with leather and Alcantara.
2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition engine
The 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition will continue with the same engine. Despite all these mechanical improvements, powertrain will remain the same.
We will see the same excellent 2.0-liter unit, which delivers around 158 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque and comes in a pair with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. This amount of power is more than enough to provide excellent performances. Due to its ultra-light weight, 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition will need just around six second to reach 60 miles per hour. On the other side, a top speed will easily go over 130 mph.
Another amazing characteristic of this car is its fuel economy. Despite such amazing performances, its economy is still on a very high level, and goes around 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on a highway.
2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition release date and price
According to the latest reports, the 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition will come in March next year. It will be a highly exclusive model, with only 110 units available. So, don’t be surprised with its high price. According to some reports, it will go around 55.800 Australian dollars, which is 6000 more than regular models.