​The Things You Can Learn From 90s Car Brochures

Every time I get together with a handful of distant friends and talk about 90s BMWs, I have the same compulsion. It isn't I need an old BMW, it's weirder: I need to scan the amazing BMW brochures from my fanboy youth. » 8/22/14 10:36am 8/22/14 10:36am

Got Hood? Western Endurance Racing Championship Round 4 Results


The National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Western Endurance Racing Championship (WERC) held Round 4 at Thunderhill Raceway. The 2-hour enduro pushed the limits of man, machine and… hood. » 8/22/10 3:30pm 8/22/10 3:30pm

Shiny Happy Track Stars: The Mazda 3 World Challenge Car

This goofy little grinner was stuck off in a corner of the Mazda stand at the LA Auto Show. It's not news, but with a face like that, how could we not grab the wide lens and go to town? » 12/08/09 2:00pm 12/08/09 2:00pm

Skip Barber Teaches Us How To Beat Bob Lutz

If I beat Bob Lutz Thursday, most of the credit goes to Skip Barber and its Advanced Two Day Mazdaspeed Racing School. It transformed me from a safe-but-rusty track driver into one that's competitive and confident. Watch your ass, Bob. » 10/27/09 3:00pm 10/27/09 3:00pm

2010 Mazdaspeed3: Sleeper No More

If you like aggressive nagare styling and turbo hot hatch power you're going to love the 2010 Mazdaspeed3. If you don't like those things we don't recommend you viewing all the hotness below the jump. » 4/09/09 12:22pm 4/09/09 12:22pm

2010 Mazdaspeed3: 263 HP Explains The Evil Grin

The 2010 Mazdaspeed3 has been unveiled in European-spec trim, but now we finally get to see the version we're going to get. The difference? New mean look, new revised chassis, same 2.3-liter turbo engine. » 4/09/09 9:45am 4/09/09 9:45am

2010 Mazdaspeed3, Mazda3 MPS: More Details, Photos!

With the clearest use of Mazda Furai styling on a road-going car yet, the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 is seriously attractive. Of course, the giant hood scoop, which feeds the 268 HP engine doesn't hurt either. » 3/02/09 10:00am 3/02/09 10:00am

Mazdaspeed MX-5 A No-Go

Autoblog reported this weekend Mazda's put the kibosh on rumors of a Mazdaspeed version of the MX-5. Speculation was rampant the turbo 2.3-liter Mazdaspeed3 engine would end up under the hood of the MX-5, but apparently the fuel pump design makes the swap from transverse to longitudinal mounting prohibitively… » 8/04/08 10:20am 8/04/08 10:20am

2010 Mazda6 MPS Could Debut In Paris, Get All Wheel Drive

The Euro version of the new Mazda6 will get hotted up with an MPS version at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Of course, the MPS is the rest-of-world version of the US Mazdaspeed moniker, so our pointy little ears perked right up. Nihon Car is reporting the MPS will be sporting a tweaked 2.5 L turbo four pumping out around… » 5/06/08 1:40pm 5/06/08 1:40pm

Mazda3 MPS To Tackle Targa Tasmania

What happens when you take the already devilish Mazdaspeed3 (better known as the Mazda3 MPS there) and throw it into the challenging Targa Tasmania? Madness. The folks at Mazda Motorsport are bringing their hot hatch to the 2008 race to compete with the hot pink Nissan GT-R. Unlike other rallies, this race features… » 4/09/08 10:40am 4/09/08 10:40am

Is the Mazda Atenza Mazdaspeed Concept the next Mazdaspeed6?

Though there have been rumors that Mazda would not be adding extra Zoom Zoom to its Atenza/Mazda6 sedan, we now have these pictures of what's being called the "Mazda Atenza Mazdaspeed Concept," which is set for a debut at the 2008 Tokyo Auto Salon. Compared to the stock Mazda 6/Atenza, the body kit is sporty but not… » 12/14/07 1:30pm 12/14/07 1:30pm

Motive Mag Compares Super Turbo Toybox Potential!

The folks at Motive magazine that's not a magazine have a neat little comparo review of sport compacts or as they put it: "sixteen cylinders and four turbos for 1/13th the price of a Veyron." Why they've got to compare everything to a Bugatti Veyron, we've no idea, but it's a good read especially as it gives Mopar… » 11/01/07 7:00pm 11/01/07 7:00pm

SUPER JDM POTENTIAL: Mazda to Show off Concepts, Mazdaspeed Models at…

The Tokyo Auto Salon — Japan's tuner extravaganza — will again hit Makuhari Messe this January, and Mazda's already begun teasing. The company announced it was bringing 17 custom cars and tuner models, including two takes on the CX-7 crossover set to debut in Japan this month, dubbed the "Bright Stylish Concept"… » 12/13/06 10:38pm 12/13/06 10:38pm

Does Mazda Have a 256hp MX-5 in the Works?

UK car mag Autocar says tongues are wagging about a new Mazdaspeed (MPS in Europe) MX-5 roadster that could have more than 250 horsepower. It's not known whether Maz will shoehorn in the 2.3-liter turbo mill that gives the Mazdaspeed3 its motivation, or whether it'll work from its existing 2.0-liter template. It'd be… » 5/10/06 11:29am 5/10/06 11:29am

Geneva Wrap-up: Mazda MPS

Our digicam somehow failed to translate the new Mazda MPS (that's the Mazdaspeed3 to us Yankers) into anything recognizable by the human eye, so for visuals we turn to the guys at World Car Fans, who've never met a car they didn't post. As expected, the new flagship of the Mazda3 line will be a front driver powered… » 3/02/06 7:00am 3/02/06 7:00am

Mazdaspeed Debuts RX-8 GT Car

Next to GM's $375,000 Grand American Road Racing Rolex Series GTO, Mazdaspeed's turnkey entry looks like a bargain. The Mazda motorsports division is teaming with Florida firm SpeedSource to build an RX-8 for the series that costs a downright economical $280,000. The carbon-fiber bodied racecar will use Mazda's 20B… » 11/21/05 10:15am 11/21/05 10:15am