Mazda MX5RF debut at Goodwood

Mazda MX-5 RF to have European debut at Goodwood

Mazda’s latest adaption to the best selling two seater sports car of all time, the MX-5 RF is due to make its European debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The Festival of Speed, which kicks off starting this Thursday 23rd June has a number of highlights planned to thrill festival goers, in a busy mix of cars, stars and motorsport royalty. Festival sponsors, Mazda, will showcase the all new MX-5 RF (retractable fastback) for the first time in Europe, following the car’s World Premier in New York back in March.

The MX-5 RF will take centre stage of the Mazda stand, as part of a tribute to the legendary roadster where Mazda will pay homage to the MX-5’s past, preset and future. Alongside the RF, Mazda will be displaying the one-millionth MX-5 which rolled off the Japanese assembly  line back in  April this year, as well as the  MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster concept cars.

One millionth MX-5 on display at Goodwood

The MX-5 RF is the latest in Mazda’s 6th Generation lineup to feature the stunning KODO: Soul of Motion design concept, yet offers the convenience and practicality offered by the third generation MX-5 Roadster Coupe with a power retractable hard top.  The Mazda MX-5 RF’s unique fastback styling gives it a stunning, sporty look, whether the roof is open or shut.

Mazda MX-5 RF at Goodwood

Even when open, occupants have the protection of the windowed rear roof section, which remains in place behind the seats after the top segments stow away. By offering customers more choice, the MX-5 RF further amplifies the appeal of the world’s favourite roadster.

MX-5 Programme Manager, Nobuhiro Yamamoto commented: “With the all-new Mazda MX-5 RF, we freed ourselves from traditional ways of thinking and took on fresh challenges to create something new. Our aim was a convertible sports car with gorgeous fastback lines when the roof is closed and an exhilarating feeling when open.”

In addition, for the second year running, the Mazda stand will be bringing live music to the festival. To celebrate the sheer delight roof down motoring brings, this year’s ‘Raise the Roof’ will take place within a unique backstage inspired open-air space in the Laundry Green area of the Goodwood Estate.

MX-5 RF Pre-Order NOW

The Mazda MX-5 RF is due to launch in the UK in January 2017 but customers wanting to be the first to get their hands on the stunning roadster are now able to pre-order from T W White & Sons.

We’re also holding VIP preview events at our Mazda sales branches in Weybridge, Surrey, in Bookham, Surrey, and in Orpington, Kent.  To find out more, simply visit or contact one of our sales teams.