Grand Touring Power Retractable Hardtop (PRHT)
This is my new 2007 Miata Roadster Coupe or PRHT. This car replaced my green and tan 2002 Miata LS. It was an unplanned impulse purchase. I saw the retractable hardtop demoed at a Miata club meeting and I was hooked. The dealer gave me an end of December great deal that I could not refuse... it was not my fault. It was sad to turn in my wonderful green and tan 2002 LS but I guess I'll just have get over it.
The third generation MX-5 Miata is an absolutely wonderful sports car. It was voted best-in-class, buy all the major car magazines and Consumer Reports. The second generation Miata I had would be hard to beat but this complete redesign of the Miata concept is the best by far. It has a little bit more room and comfort and but does lose any of the "sports car" feel. It weighs about 2450 lbs. which about the same as a Triumph TR4 or TR6 but is in the 0-60 class of 6.5 secs. It has retained the delightful "go-cart" handing of its predecessors and added a buttery smooth 6-spd gearbox and very responsive powerful new MRZ 2.0 liter engine. It's not the 35 HP gain that is the big deal. It is the 140 ft/lb of torque that is available at all times from 1500 to 7000 RPMs. There is endless joy in winding up this engine.
The retractable hardtop is just plain "slick". Up or down in 12 seconds. It is air tight when up and rattle free when down. and... it fits into the space as the regular soft top. You still have the same trunk space up or down. Check out the retractable hardtop demo.
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