One of the two Mazda Prototype cars at this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International will be decked out in a livery that salutes one of the greatest racing stories of all time. Hey Mazda—more like this, please.
There’s always a small lag between when a driver turns a steering wheel and when the car actually responds. This lag causes the person at the helm to make numerous tiny corrections—corrections that Mazda wants to reduce with G-Vectoring Control, a new system that uses clever software to shift weight onto the front…
Are you having a rough time out there? Worried about the state of things? Does the likelihood of economic collapse and resource wars within the next few years keep you up at night? Do not worry, for in the meantime, we have this two-tone Mazda Miata with a denim interior and it’s really neat.
Most Mazdas tend to be among the best corner-carvers in their classes, but they don’t necessarily cradle drivers in swaths of comfort. Mazda must know this because, according to Autocar, they’re adding fancy new tech to keep drivers feeling fresh even after long, winding road trips.
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider is the best of all worlds; it has Italian design and performance with Japanese engineering. Our man Ballaban says it’s even better than the Miata. But I wouldn’t rush down to my local Fiat store right away, and here’s why.
Several years ago, Mazda had us all under the impression that a diesel version of the Mazda 6 would be on American streets by summer of 2013. It didn’t happen. But, even after delay upon delay for its U.S. diesel efforts, the automaker reportedly still wants to go through with the idea for two of its vehicles.
Mazda design has been one hit after another lately, topped with the magnetically attractive RX-Vision rotary-engined concept that debuted at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show. There’s a good reason the sultry coupe looks so good—Mazda based the design on two of the best looking vintage Ferraris.
From 1991 through 1998, the automotive world may have peaked.
#TBT to the days when Mazda was insistent that a hydrogen-powered rotary engine could work. It still can! Don’t stop believing!
Every time a new Mazda model is announced, a certain number of unwashed yokels always seem to mention that the car would be hella better if only they used the Wankel rotary. News flash: the rotary is a garbage engine.
The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 rolled off the assembly line in Hiroshima on the 22nd April 2016 sporting the color, and that means there’s enough Miatas out there by now for generations to come.
The fancy Mazda Prototype used to be the diesel-powered weirdo of the series now known as the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, but they had to drop the ability to raise VW owners’ eyebrows for a more conventional powerplant this year. What does the team think of the switch so far? It seems to be working!
D’aww, look at it! Look how happy it is! Like a magical puppy that wants to get sideways, if an NA Mazda Miata can’t put a smile on your face, check your pulse.
Remember when you were young and your dog ran away, and you always hoped it would come back while knowing deep down Rocko was actually dead? That’s how a lot of people feel about a new Mazdaspeed3 or Speed6, which Mazda has no plans to bring back for the current generation of either car.
I live in Texas. I only ever see large amounts of snow if I leave the state. But what I learned after doing not one, but two snow driving schools with Porsche and Mazda, is how to turn those distinct winter driving disadvantages into wild hooning superpowers—and also how not to spin out, crash and die.
Rotary engines aren’t perfect. They’re known to burn oil, blow seals, make very little torque and above all, not do so hot on EPA fuel economy drive cycles. Despite all that, there’s something about the high-revving swirly hamentaschen that has our hearts, and now Mazda’s filed a patent that could make them feasible…
Of all the cars revealed at the New York Auto Show, none were as deeply divisive among your Jalopnik staff—and a lot of other people, too—than the 2017 Mazda Miata RF, the new retracting targa coupe version of the brilliant new Miata.
Mazda just lifted the sheet on the all-new Miata RF “Retractable Fastback” convertible to open the New York International Auto Show. It’s cool, but it’s not the Miata Coupe we were all praying, begging, and hoping for.
I hate to break it to you, but sometimes Miata is not always the answer. However, if you need a crossover to complement your roadster, the all new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will go on sale this Spring with a starting MSRP of $31,520.