The Mazda MX-5 is an icon. It’s the world’s best-selling two-seater convertible sports car, and in fourth-generation form, Auto Express’ favourite roadster. But now there’s another choice if you don’t want a simple soft top.
Like the previous version of the car, the Mazda is now available with a folding hard roof. Called the MX-5 RF (which stands for Retractable Fastback), the Mazda is now a part-time tin-top, which means it goes up against one of the finest, most fun to drive sports cars on sale: the Toyota GT86.
A recent facelift for the GT86 has raised its game, although mechanically it remains unchanged, with nimble, rear-wheel-drive handling purity still at the core of the car.