This week the 2016 New York Auto Show (NYIAS) had a couple of surprises.

One of them was the Mazda MX-5 RF Miata. While we knew that Mazda had something up its sleeve, we weren't exactly sure what it had in store.

We were expecting a true coupe. Instead, we got a retractable hard top that seems to take a page from the Porsche 911 Targa.

2016 New York Auto Show

**READ all about the Mazda MX-5 RF Miata HERE!

The motoring press has been going crazy over this thing. I talked to a few of my friends in the space and they're all going ga-ga over this Miata. Agent 001 and I examined it up close and we walked around it and, frankly, it does zippo for us. From the beltline up the greenhouse looks bulbous and tacked on. Walking around the back end you'll note it has narrow hips and the buttresses aren't elegantly executed.

What's the ALL the fuss about?

Can someone let us in on the secret here?

The 2016 New York Auto Show photo galleries are sponsored by Lexus.

2016 New York Auto Show

#NYIAS: We Get Up Close And Personal With The Mazda MX-5 RF Miata — What Is ALL The Fuss About?

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