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Is This Bizarro World Rotary Powered Porsche 968 Awesome Or Terrible?

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… » 7/25/15 9:22am 7/25/15 9:22am

Mazda Design Director Leaves For Mysterious 'Stealth Project'

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? » 7/23/15 3:50pm 7/23/15 3:50pm

How To Hit The Apex Without Getting Clubbed By A Seal

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. » 7/01/15 3:28pm 7/01/15 3:28pm

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Bye, Bye, Diesel: Mazda's United SportsCar Prototype Is Getting Gassy

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.
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You Can Buy A 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 Tomorrow In Japan

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. » 5/20/15 7:01am 5/20/15 7:01am

Mazda And Toyota Are Now Engaged, But Not Married

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… » 5/13/15 4:15pm 5/13/15 4:15pm

This stupid car saved my marriage

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. » 4/06/15 11:13am 4/06/15 11:13am

2016 Mazda Miata Club Edition: I'd Like To Join, Please

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. » 4/01/15 12:10am 4/01/15 12:10am