Mazda’s promise to deliver “the most powerful 2-seater ever” seems to have been fulfilled with the arrival of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Retaining the classic, streamlined look, while revving up the power underneath and updating the technology has aided in the creation of a super-powered, sleek, seriously cool car.
One of the major changes to the Miata is the re-introduction of the Skyactiv-G 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. While it has been used in previous models, the MX-5’s engine update includes more horsepower (181 hp). While a 4-cylinder may seem puny, the re-working of the Skyactiv-G promises to elevate the 4-cylinder to a higher, more powerful plane.
Another change is the technology used to retract the Miata’s roof. The top of the car folds into the back in about 13 seconds, making this an easy change as well as an impressive party trick. Of course it’s practical as well, especially if you’re driving through a bout of inclement weather. It’s actually quite fascinating to watch, which, if you’re so inclined, you can do by visiting Mazda’s website.
With the changes made to the engine and roof technology, the MX-5 is ready to take on the world to prove it really is the most powerful two-seater. You can build your own and check locations for local dealers on MazdaUSA.com.