The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF starts at $31,555, and buyers can now preorder the Launch Edition for $33,850.

Mazda has officially announced that its new MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition is available now for pre-order — for those looking for something a bit more practical than the standard soft top. Customers can go to and put down their $500 deposits, with a starting MSRP of $33,850 for the manual, and $34,295 for the automatic.

The MX-5 Miata Launch Edition will be limited to just 1,000 examples world wide. On the outside, it will feature a Machine Grey finish with a black retractable roof. On the inside, you'll be greeted with an Auburn Nappa leather upholstery. The two combine to create this exclusive Launch Edition, as does some special badging.

At this moment, Mazda says that a good number of these cars have already been claimed, so time is running out. But don’t worry, for those of you looking to get your hands on a non-special edition Miata RF, those will be coming in the near future. And thankfully, they won’t be as expensive.

For the standard Miata RF Club with a manual gearbox, buyers will dish out a cool $31,555. Opt for the automatic, and you'll be paying a premium of $32,285. Like its soft-top sibling, the Miata RF Club will feature BBS wheels, Brembo brakes, and a few other go-fast options. 

Choose the more luxurious Grand Touring spec, and price jumps just a bit to $32,260 with a manual, or $33,825 with an automatic. That trim comes with upgrades like a leather interior and Bose audio, just to name a few.

Of course, no matter which trim you choose, they'll all come standard with the same 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine found on the Miata. Power will sit in the neighborhood of 155 horsepower (115 kilowatts) and 148 pound-feet (200 newton-meter) of torque.

The Miata RF Launch Edition will begin delivers early in 2017. You'll have to wait a bit longer for the Club and Grand Touring specs though, those will follow shortly after.

Source: Road & Track

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