The Porsche 968 was the swan song for Porsche’s attempt at replacing the 911 with a font engined 2+2, and arguably the best looking of the 924/944/928/968 group. The elegant design is attributed to Dutch born Harm Lagaay who also designed the BMW Z1, Ford Scorpion/Sierra, Porsche 924, Boxster, Cayenne, 996, & Carrera… »
Derek Jenkins is Design Director at Mazda. He’s a designer whose work I respect a great deal, partially because he did VW’s amazing 2001 Microbus Concept when he worked there. But according to his LinkedIn profile, he’s just left that position to be Vice President of Design for “Stealth Project.” What’s going on here? »
Two days after driving this thing, I had a McLaren 650S for a day. A friend asked what it was like. “Pretty fast,” I replied, “But it’s no AZ-1.” »
Man, I miss my RX8. If you’re a gearhead / amateur grease monkey with an engine hoist, there’s no better deal out there right now in the sports car world than a first generation (SE3P) 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 . Just go into it with the right mindset and expect to spend $2k on the thing every 10 years. »One thing I…
I got an invitation to a black tie party once from the Goodwood House, but I couldn’t make it. Yesterday evening though, they held another one which we attended without having a tie, or wearing anything even remotely black. We had to. They had rotary race cars. »
We loved the Mazda6 Diesel race car that started off in Grand Am’s class for alternative fuels. It’s a diesel! So weird and quirky! Yeah! We even loved hearing that the diesel engine would live on in a United SportsCar P2 prototype. Unfortunately, that P2 has just been slow, so it’s time for a gas-powered engine swap.
I drove a Mazda 6 wagon and a CX-5 crossover back to back with the same engine and same gearbox. It made me realize that Mazda actually needs to make a Subaru Outback. Why? Because it’d be a hit in America. That’s why. »
Looking forward to purchasing a 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5? Well, if you happen to live in Japan, have the yen, and police proof of a parking space, you totally can. Called the Roadster here in the land of the rising sun, the newest version of everyone’s favorite answer goes on sale tomorrow, Thursday May 21st. »
Exciting news for follows of Japanese car-world romance! Mazda, makers of cars that are continually cool and fun to drive, just announced their engagement to Toyota, makers of cars that used to be cool and fun to drive but now mostly aren’t although they’re trying to get their mojo back. Congratulations to the happy… »
My wife and I were married for a little more than a year before I fucked up. When it came time to pick up the pieces and put us back together, counseling didn't work, but a 2006 Mazda Miata did. Life is hard and immeasurably cruel. Good cars make it better. You can read the whole story over at Road & Track. »
Every once in a while, an auto show features some cars that I actually want to see up-close and personal, even when parked. Here are the awesome race cars and track toys featured at the New York International Auto Show. ».
There’s something wonderful about taking car and distilling it down to the very essence of what makes it great to begin with. Do that to a Cadillac Seville, you get a velour sofa. Do it to a GT-R, you get a robot with rocket boots. Do it to the new Miata, and you get this: the Miata Club Edition. »