Want an official Mazda hardtop for your ND MX-5? Tough luck, as the chances are this isn’t it.
As you probably gathered from the car it’s sitting on, this posh new roof is intended for use on MX-5 Global Cup racing cars. As such, it’ll only be sold through Mazda Motorsports to existing Global Cup owners, for a price of $4420.
It’s aimed at those wanting to compete in series with regulations that require a hardtop, and as a bonus, it looks jolly nice sat atop the latest MX-5.
David Cook, business development manager of Mazda Motorsports, had this to say about the new option:
“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.”
As for those of us sticking to the road, we’ll have to remain content with the RF as our sole non-fabric-roof MX-5.