The general public is now eligible to preorder the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition. The automaker says there are a limited number of roadsters still up for grabs following the RSVP invite-only preordering period.
If you’re interested in one of the two-seat retractable fastback Launch Editions, you’ll need to put down a $500 refundable deposit. Deliveries start in early 2017.
The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition stickers at $34,685 for the six-speed manual and $35,760 for the automatic, including destination. Mazda says the transmission choice is the only option on the car.
The roadster made its surprise debut earlier this year at the New York Auto Show. Instead of a normal hardtop, this one lifts up and back and is stored underneath a back plate. It’s based on the Grand Touring trim level of the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF and features a exclusive Machine Gray Metallic paint color. Inside features Auburn Nappa leather trim with a hand-painted black roof panel. Mazda says no other U.S.-bound MX-5 RF model will have the black top or Nappa leather interior available for 2017, much less in the same vehicle.
A custom-designed, serialized 42mm Tourneau watch also comes with the car.