Since its introduction in 2014, the Mazda MX-5 Cup global racing car has been an old-fashioned, open-top competition machine reminiscent of the road racers of the 50s. But that limited the number of racing categories it could qualify for. The issue has now been resolve with the availability of a bespoke hardtop exclusively designed for the racing car.
The new removable Mazda MX-5 Cup hardtop is a track-only factory option and it is a pricey one: $4,420. They don’t offer it for the road going model because that would probably mess with the MX-5 RF market. At any rate, now you can enter your beloved MX-5 Cup into a whole range of new competition series and enjoy its unique blend of handling and driving fun. These roofs are sold exclusively through Mazda Motorsports.
“While our first year was spent concentrating on the successful launch of the MX-5 Cup car in our Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires, we knew that was just one arena for customers. Now with an available hardtop, Mazda racers can compete in SCCA and NASA Club Racing and in the Pirelli World Challenge TCA class,” said David Cook, business development manager, Mazda Motorsports.