Top always down! Here’s a fellow automotive journalist recording some very sideways footage in the passenger seat of a new ND Mazda MX-5 in the snow at Mazda’s Ice Academy. Whoever said that it wasn’t a fantastic winter car clearly didn’t dress for the weather, or is averse to opposite lock. This car was made for snow…
An amusingly modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution cools off with its hood up as the Spec Miata field grids up in the background.
Up into the ‘90s, Mazda welcomed high-price flagship cars, like this completely unexpected and little-loved rear-drive luxury car. This is the 929. I want one.
Ever since the seemingly production-ready and rather attractive Mazda Koeru tall wagon/crossover concept dropped at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the question has been this: when’s Mazda gonna build it? Looks like the answer is now. Photos from the Chinese site POPSUV reveal the crossover in full, and its name…
The last rotary sedan Mazda made was the JDM 929, discontinued in 1991. But twenty years back, the two-door RX-2 was built to be a screaming giant slayer on and off the tracks.
You might think “NAV” here means “navigation,” but you’d be wrong. What it actually stands for, probably, is “Not AVailable.”
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.
It might only have a 129 horsepower four-cylinder, two seats and a soft top, yet there’s no other car I want to have more as a daily driver than the smallest 2016 Mazda Miata with the baby engine. It’s that good.
I hate to say I told you so, but we pretty much called it a couple of month ago, and it turns out Mazda was also listening to all who demanded a sporty crossover that’s almost exactly like a wagon but slightly taller overall to fit your active lifestyle.
There’s trials by fire, and there’s sticking your brand new race car baby in one of the most grueling races in the world: the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill. That’s exactly what Mazda did to debut its new MX-5 Cup car, and all four of the MX-5 Cups entered just crossed the finish line…
Anyone who’s fortunate enough to stumble into the world of car writing quickly discovers that it’s the greatest grift in human history, a virtually non-stop travel orgy of luxury hotels, business-class airline travel, open bars with premium Scotch, foie gras, steaks, little toasts with crème fraiche and salmon,…
Things we’re thankful for: insane, giant-slaying rotary-powered Le Mans racers. Photo credit Mazda
The Mazda GLC (also known as the Familia, and later the 323) was a charming little late ‘70s to early ‘80s-era econobox. Unusually for a little hatchback, it was front-engine/rear drive. Also unusual is this puzzling ad for the car.
This is the range-topping Mazda MX-5 “Sport Recaro,” based on the 2.0 liter Sport Nav spec MX-5. It comes in Soul Red or Ceramic Metallic and gets black accents on the exterior and heated Recaro seats and red stitching on the interior. Mazda is making 600 and, for now, none are destined for the U.S. (via AutoGuide)
After years of bad magazine rumors, false starts, hand-wringing and broken dreams, Mazda is finally—finally—back with a concept they say has an all-new rotary engine. Meet the Mazda RX-Vision Concept.
The Tokyo Motor Show kicks off this week and all eyes are on Mazda, anticipating the sports car concept they’ve been teasing with a shadowy image for weeks now. And guess what? Despite our (completely justified) initial skepticism, the car will indeed have a rotary engine after all. Holy crap.
Might. MIGHT. I’ve been burned before on this one, so I’m having a hard time believing it. But Australia’s Motoring, citing reports and the rendering you see above from a Japanese car magazine, claims the mysterious concept sports car Mazda will unveil at the Tokyo Motor Show could have a rotary engine after all.
I’m a huge fan of the concept behind Factory Five’s Subaru-based 818 roadsters and coupés, but what if you want to get more out of your already awesome Mazda roadster? Enter: Flyin’ Miata.
Should this be the next Mazda RX-7? Yes, based on its size alone, it really should be. But we’ll have to wait until the Tokyo Motor Show next month to learn what exactly Mazda has in mind this time.
It’s amazing where a bit of luck can land you. Over the last few days, I’ve found myself adrift without GPS on a sinuous bit of remote Japanese rural road, blitzing along in a Murcielago R-GT without ear protection, and the lone Westerner in a Mazda fan event numbering 1200 cars - and then Yojiro Terada broke out the…