The Mazda Miata is one of the most well-loved and sought-after affordable sports cars in the world, but it’s most commonly known in its soft-top, manual-operating roof version. That might soon change.
Tuesday night right before the New York International Auto Show, Mazda showed off a completely new retractable hardtop version of the Miata, and it looks absolutely amazing.
Though official specs and pricing have not yet been announced, we were able to get up close with the car to help you show off just how good looking this new Miata is.
Mazda hasn't given official exact numbers out, but they have said they estimate that the retractable hardtop adds just about 100lbs to the car.
Even for a light car with limited power like the Miata, that's really not too much added weight.
Think of it like, would you rather have a passenger? Or a newly styled Miata?
I'd choose the latter.
Mazda has said that even though the hardtop folds into the back, this new model has the same amount of trunk storage room as the soft top.
And it comes without the manual, pull-over cloth roof annoyance.
You'll have to be going under 6mph to raise or open the roof.