The car also has more standard features, such as a reversing camera, autonomous emergency braking and some extra safety software, and the GT also has driver attention alert, lane departure warning and rear park sensors. The nose has LED headlights with adaptive-automatic high-beam, plus foglights, the refinement extends to keyless auto-entry with push-button start. Infotainment is via 7.0-inch touchscreen MZD connect system with a rotary switch on the console, AM/FM radio, satnav, Bluetooth and USB inputs. Also, the RF GT has the no-cost option of chroma brown Nappa leather trim. And it has a nine-speaker Bose audio system. Why? Nothing the Bose produces can match the sound of the Skyactiv’s howl of delight around the 7000rpm mark. The cabin has a quite spacious vertical storage box between the seats, where you can stow the detachable cup holders. Real drivers would chuck them out, but they’re probably ‘essential’ for the latte lads and lasses. Roof up, the RF is a cosy coupe, roof down it’s a sporty targa. Take your pick. The reversing camera is a big help with the roof up because rearward vision is impaired by the big B-Pillars. Buyers can select from six colours: Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Ceramic Mica, Eternal Blue Mica and Jet Black Mica. And for a few more dollars you can have your RF GT’s roof in black. Doesn’t make it go any faster, or keep it cooler. If you are an MX-5er for life, this one will give you that 25per cent more go you looked for all those years, plus a five-year warranty. Verdict: Great fun and smiles with every drive, traffic included. The smile factor and spartan nature is still true to its founder’s ethos. It ain’t cheap, but it sure is good.