Mazda has a New Miata Hardtop, But it’s Not For Everyone

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Mazda has a New Miata Hardtop, But it’s Not For Everyone

If you want a hardtop Mazda MX-5 Miata, there are now two options, but the RF model is still the only one welcome on public roads. 

Mazda Motorsports has introduced the Mazda MX-5 Miata Hardtop, but it will be available for track use only. The removable hardtop is priced at $4,420 and orders are being accepted exclusively through Mazda Motorsports from owners and those who have committed to purchasing an MX-5 Global Cup race car. That means run-of-the-mill Mazda MX-5 Miata owners aren’t able to get their hands on one.

It’s worth noting since the hardtop is designed for the MX-5 Global Cup race car, it wouldn’t function well in a standard production model anyways since it’s shaped to clear the roll cage.

SEE ALSO: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review

There is, of course, the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF for owners that really want a hardtop. But for those that are going racing, deliveries of the hardtop will begin in April.

“While our first year was spent concentrating on the successful launch of the MX-5 Cup car in our Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires, we knew that was just one arena for customers. Now with an available hardtop, Mazda racers can compete in SCCA and NASA Club Racing and in the Pirelli World Challenge TCA class,” said David Cook, business development manager, Mazda Motorsports.

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  • Jonny_Vancouver

    This car has always been a bit queer. Why not just make a dedicated hardtop? Removable hardtops are impractical. Another reason not to buy this car.