Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition announced

Only 110 units of a top-spec roadster will be available to Aussies

mazda MX 5 RF Limited Edition

Mazda Australia has announced it’s got 110 manual-only, top of the line MX-5 RF Limited Editions waiting to head out the showroom door.

Among the additions the Limited Edition scores are a couple of chassis and suspension tweaks, as well as a few stand-apart visual changes.

Mazda-MX-5-RF-Limited-Edition-front.jpgMost immediately obvious is the addition of a front lip, as well as side and rear ‘under-spoilers’ from Mazda’s Kuroi Sports Pack. This kit adds small winglets near the wheel arches to shed some of the MX-5’s ‘cute’ vibe and give a more aggressive look.

Inside those wheel arches, Limited Edition buyers will be pleased to see upgraded Brembo brakes hidden in behind a new set of BBS alloys.

Behind those, a new upgraded set of Bilstein dampers provide a more grounded ride than stock shocks.

Mazda-MX-5-RF-Limited-Edition-suspension.jpgAlso helping the MX-5’s already stellar handling is a purpose-built strut bar which is found in the engine bay, and keeps the chassis more rigid.

While Mazda says the upgrades will “improve braking, steering and acceleration,” the last of those three will be tough to notice while you’re seated in your Recaro seat (also a Limited Edition addition).

Mazda-MX-5-RF-Limited-Edition-seats.jpgThe RF LE retains the same revvy 2.0-litre atmo four that features in the MX-5 GT, meaning output will remain at 118kW and 200Nm. As has always been the case with an MX-5, it’s got more going for it than power.

Mazda is asking $55,790 (a hefty $10K more than a regular RF GT) for one of the 110 examples, and is taking expressions of interest now.

 

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