Pushing the limits of what’s possible is exactly the point of modifying your car. However, at some point, the law of diminishing returns comes into play, which kicked in for this determined Miata owner the second he realized that his home-made hella-stance kit was a little too much for his rented U-Haul trailer to…
Here’s a perplexing recipe: take what may be the best all-around pure sports car of the modern era. Add seemingly arbitrary touches, like a thicker steering wheel and new door handles. Give it a turbo engine, but don’t give it that much extra power. Make the suspension a whole lot softer. And make it Italian, but…
This is how the No. 55 Mazda Prototype’s race went at Circuit of the Americas, as written by Craigslist.
Yet another vehicle that is supposed to carry a Mazda Prototype encountered big trouble this weekend. The same team whose car was too low to tow yesterday had their hauler’s ramp crushed by one of Circuit of the Americas’ parking shuttles.
The poor No. 55 Mazda Prototype had a master cylinder issue that left it stranded on Circuit of the Americas’ pit straight. Normally, this would be a quick retrieval given that everyone’s right there staring at the car, but it triggered a 28 minute red flag as the car was too low to get it off the track. CamberGang…
A prototype of a new rotary-powered Mazda ‘RX-9' has been approved by the company’s board of directors to hit dealerships in 2020, according to a report by Motoring. That’d be an awesome way for Mazda to celebrate 100 years of Zoom-Zoom, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
“Well, I understand your occasional need to haul spare parts to the track, but really, the Miata’s trunk is surprisingly big, and you can always buy a trailer,” says the obnoxious, often leathery Miata owner, as a pre-cancerous mole ever-so-slowly engulfs a small chunk of his forearm.
If there’s a modern-day descendant of the sleeper-iffic turbocharged Dodge Caravan, perhaps it is the new 2016 Mazda CX-9. There’s three rows for people, all of whom you can terrify with the fun pedal. Maybe it, too, will someday be tuned into lunacy. Only you may want to live in Siberia if you get one.
There’s some musical chairs going on with a few of our favorite global-market small trucks never destined to come to the U.S. The Mazda BT-50, currently based on the Ford Ranger, will be based on the Isuzu D-Max, which is basically a Chevy Colorado, for its next iteration. Make sense?
A Volvo executive recently admitted that Volkswagen’s “defeat device” cheat for its diesel cars was an “open secret” in the auto industry for years before the scandal broke last September. So given how intensely automakers test their competitors’ cars, why didn’t anyone call bullshit on VW sooner?
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.