For the Miata fans the latest model of Mazda MX-5 Miata RF, the 2017 model is a fastback that promises rich rewards. It is almost as if Mazda pulled off a page from the books of Porsche and decided to give the fans the best of both worlds. In 2016 the fourth generation Mazda MX-5 Miata was debuted and the new body design that it flaunted such as a Miata coupe along with a retractable hardtop, a shooting brake, and other features made the car look like an amazing vehicle.
However the company managed to launch something even better in 2017, the Mazda MX-5 Miata Retractable Fastback that is not only an advanced coupe model but something even better. The car comes with a Targa top that is retractable by power while the fastback roofline of the car gives a gorgeous edge to the overall design.
When it comes to comparing with Porsche, the Targa top feature is akin to Porsche Targa 911 which has an intricate roof in a design. The roof opens up in 12 seconds and this can be performed when you are running the car at a speed of 6 mph and more. There are two roof panels that fold up over the head of the occupants. The rear window lowers and buttress supports come up to support the folded top. The visual trick that encompasses these operations makes it stunning for all who experience a ride in this car. With this model, we can safely assume that retractable hardtop designs have now given way to retractable fastback models.
The change in the folding top design has been brought in because of the shorter length of the car which makes it difficult for a fully retractable hardtop to be accommodated. It helps to make the most of the interior space of the car as well as keeps the weight balance of the car same.