Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition Lands Down Under

by under News on 15 Feb 2018 04:48:12 PM15 Feb 2018
2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition

The improved package that is the Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition was hotly anticipated when it was said to be making its debut Down Under in early 2018. Here it is now, about a month earlier than expected, available at dealerships across the country with a driveaway price of $55,790, as was previously confirmed.

You’d better hop to it, though, as this car name isn’t just a marketing ploy - only 110 examples will find homes here before the stock dries. The Limited Edition takes its cues from the top-spec GT variant of the Mazda MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback, i.e folding metal roof), adding improved suspension components and some fetching cosmetic work.

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition

Specifically, the Limited Edition brings the Kuroi Sports pack fitted as standard, adding front winglets to reduce air pressure build-up around the wheels. There’s also revised suspension with a front strut bar to improve chassis stiffness, aided by the new Bilstein dampers and lighter 17-inch BBS alloy wheels.

Lighter but more potent Brembo brakes and callipers round out the mechanical improvements to the MX-5 package. Unfortunately, no changes have been detailed for the engine and transmission part of the formula - a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated SkyActiv-G petrol four-cylinder sits up front, producing 118kW and 200Nm, mounted longitudinally and sends power to the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition

The only change made to the interior of the RF having the standard leather semi-buckets replaced by a more body hugging pair of Recaros. Mazda even throws in a special Seiko chronograph watch designed to reflect the aesthetic and spirit of the MX-5 and its owners as part of the purchase price.

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