Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition detailed

Exclusive drop-top to be priced at $55,790 drive-away
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Mazda Australia is now taking expressions of interest for the MX-5 RF Limited Edition, which features several equipment and mechanical upgrades to give the Japanese sports car an even sharper edge.

Just 110 units will be available locally, and the special MX-5 appears to be identical to the MX-5 RF RS revealed for the Japanese market last November.

Extras include front, rear and side under spoilers normally offered as part of the Kuroi Sports Pack accessory, Brembo brakes with red calipers, BBS alloy wheels, a strut bar, Bilstein shock absorbers and Recaro sports seats trimmed in leather and Alcantara.

A choice of five colours will be available, along with the option of a black roof.

While the special edition's list price hasn't been quoted yet, the company's local website is advertising a national 'delivered' price of $55,790 drive-away - $6000 more than the RF GT with black roof.

Power comes from the same 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine as the standard car, which develops 118kW of power and 200Nm of torque.

The MX-5 RF Limited Edition was initially available to Mazda Kizuna loyalty customers and existing MX-5 owners. Now, the wider public has the opportunity to register their interest in 1 of the 110 special editions, ahead of a March 2018 arrival in dealerships.

Prospective buyers can head to Mazda Australia's website for more information.