Last night’s Donald Trump rally in Costa Mesa, Calif. turned predictably chaotic, with clashes between crazy Trump supporters and crazy anti-Trump protesters. This one was a little different, because it also included a bunch of donuts from a Miata.
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 term “fast car” is extremely subjective. While it can mean anything that chirps second gear to anyone with VTEC stickers on their fenders, it usually means face-melting acceleration and neck-snapping G-forces on unassuming off ramps. Simply put, a fast car is whatever can kick your ass without a second thought.…
The Mazdaspeed Miata was a limited-run production of the second generation Miata, and is most notable for being the only production MX-5 to come with a turbocharger. The Mazdaspeed’s turbo and relatively small production run make some consider it to be a collectible, but does it really deserve that status?
“The answer is always Miata.” It’s one of the most overplayed, overused tropes on the internet. Need a practical sedan for a family of five? Get a Miata. Need a tow vehicle for your race car? Get a Miata. Need to carry five tons of building materials from the store to your job site? Get a Miata. Need a rally car? Get…
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.
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.
If you think the Mazda Miata is literally the perfect car, there’s good news: its perfection might reach new heights next week at the New York Auto Show, as Mazda is expected to debut a hard-top version.
If there’s one thing that the Internet has truly revolutionized, it’s humanity’s collective ability to generate outrage. But even in a world where people routinely issue death threats for vertically-oriented videos, this now-viral Facebook post about a supposed Mazda Miata vandalism is extra perplexing.
An amusingly modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution cools off with its hood up as the Spec Miata field grids up in the background.
If you want Instagram to be full of you and your Miata, this is one way of doing it. Not the correct one though.
With the holidays upon us, gather round and pull up a chair by the warm fire and let me tell you a story of how I spent Christmas and the day after a few years ago.
This very sideways hot lap with Mad Mike Whiddett and his four-rotor twin-turbo Miata isn’t just a display of unbelievably good driving, it’s a cinematic masterpiece.
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.
Take a scrap Porsche 911 shell that would have otherwise ended up as raw material for toasters and stuff a Volkswagen TDI engine in the rear, and we’ll love your LeMons team forever. Destroy the car’s front end but make it back on track after only two and a half hours and you’re gunning for Repair of the Year.
In the U.S., your 2016 Mazda Miata comes in one flavor only: with a 2.0-liter inline four packing 155 horsepower. But in other markets, that’s the big gun. The base car uses a 1.5-liter four with 129 horsepower and just 111 pound-feet of torque. Obviously the bigger-engined Miata will be quicker, but how much quicker?