2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition Sells Out, Watch How Fascinating Hardtop Folds Here

Oct 17, 2016 07:50 AM EDT | Mariechris Felipe

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition sells out just after weeks of its availability. All 1000 units will be scheduled for delivery early next year and lucky owners will get the chance to enjoy the limited edition RF with a roof that operates smoothly as you can see in the video below.

Unveiled at the New York Hall last spring, the Mazda MX-5 RF is the hardtop version of the cult classic Retractable Fastback MX-5 Miata. The launch edition is intended to celebrate and commemorate the latter's success as it reached the one million milestones in production. Although Mazda expected the MX-5 RF to be a hit, they didn't expect that all 1000 limited edition will be sold in just weeks.

The limited edition model will receive some unique kit including 17 - inch wheels, advanced GPS, adaptive headlights, keyless entry and start, leather steering wheel, Nappa leather for the interior and so on. And according to Sudbury, it will also receive exclusive body color in Machine Gray metallic with black hand - painted ceiling.

"The 2017 MX-5 RF Launch Edition preorder program was created to reward loyal Mazda customers. By every measure, this program was a success, and we're excited to be that much closer to getting these cars into the garages of customers from all over the U.S." said Robert Davis, senior VP, U.S. Operations reported by LeftalaneNews.

Watch How The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Roofs Fold

The Mazda MX-5 RF began production earlier this month so there are still a few months before their future owners can enjoy it. The amazing version of body hardtop based on the current generation of the roadster now shows us how complicated is the process of opening and closing the roof. Mazda solves the puzzle releasing a video that shown by X - ray vision how the multiple mechanisms that make it possible to move transformation from coupe to Cabrio .

It all starts with the push of a button on the center console, just below the climate controls. His drive upward to where the silhouette of a convertible appears, initiates a series of mechanisms to clear the roof over the heads of their occupants.

First, a gear disengages the roof window frame, then the panels forming the characteristic line of the body Fastback are slightly raised and sections being displaced towards the rear, thus leaving enough space so that the roof fold into two sections and hide behind the seats. Finally, said panels of the hard top return to their place hiding the stored roof.

This same process is reversed when one wants to return to enjoy the sports coupe mode, except that people should operate the button down silhouette of a coupe. All this happens in just a few seconds as you can see in the video below

With how awesome the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF roof folds, car lovers are now highly anticipating its commercial launch.

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