I don't know much about Mazda's RS Coupe, only that it is housed at the Mazda Museum in Hiroshima, Japan, and if it were up to me, would have been pushed towards production. Do share any additional information you might have in our comment section below // [comment]


  1. Scott Fisher via ColdTrackDays Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seattle-WA/ColdTrackDays/139585003602

    "LOVE IT. I wish I'd owned one of these from 2000-2007 when I was making my regular trips between PDX and SFO. As much as I enjoy both my open two-seaters, there is a point where wind noise, even with the top up, becomes a serious factor in fatigue (for me it's about six hours into the ten-hour drive). And I suspect that in the RS Coupe, I would not have had to remove the spare tire to fit my suitcase, as I had to do on the first such trip in my '96 Miata. (On later trips I've learned to use a soft-sided bag.)

    Of course, one obvious question would be why anyone would buy this rather than an RX-7. At least part of the answer is hidden in those headlights: by the time the NB Miata came out, the RX-7 was no longer available in the U.S. And the MX-5 always returned significantly better fuel economy numbers than the (admittedly much faster) RX-7. For a long-distance cruiser, and especially for those of us who lives where it rains virtually all the time, an MX-5 coupe would be an excellent choice.

    At least for someone like me who already has a two-seater convertible..."

  2. Actually, if you look around, you will find that these actually *did* go into production. Unfortunately, it was a very limited run but they are around. Because of the limited run, people tend not to cut them up.

    Here is one built by NoPro in Japan.



    Pretty good looking car, and a nice option if you want an MX5 with a hard top! It's basically the same as what Porsche did with their 987 (Boxster and Cayman) although in Mazda's case i'm not sure what came first!