PCH, Rotary Swap Hell Edition: Honda 600 or Toyota Starlet?

Technically, the Peugeot Mi16 beat the Mercedes-Benz 6.9 in last Friday's Choose Your Eternity poll, but we're talking 327 to 317 votes here. When all is said and done, however, France still needs to take on Britain in a PCH Superpower Challenge... but we're postponing that apocalyptic battle for another day, because… » 4/07/08 5:15pm 4/07/08 5:15pm

Project Car Hell: IROC Volvo Bertone or Mazda 808?

Stop the presses! Italy has just won the First Ever Jalopnik Project Car Hell Superpower Showdown, with the 1JZ-powered Portuguese Barn Find '59 Maserati beating the Subaru-powered 4CV in a 55-45 split. Today we're going to look at two cars that don't fit neatly into a common category, yet give off about the same… » 3/05/08 5:15pm 3/05/08 5:15pm

Mazda Furai Concept Running in Display Stand

You thought you had seen the last of the 2008 Mazda Furai concept didn't you? We certainly had enough coverage on the lusty concept that didn't make Popular Mechanics' Top 10 New Cars of Detroit list. What with the teaser photos, track video, live reveal shots, and super sneaky close ups - but no, we're not done yet.… » 1/18/08 3:00pm 1/18/08 3:00pm

Detroit Auto Show: 2009 Mazda RX8 Officially Unveiled

Not that it's a surprise to anybody, but the new RX-8 looks a lot like the preview shots we brought you earlier. Shown in a very Subaru shade of blue, the RX-8 is in fact destined for an update. Most of the changes happen in the nose with slightly revised headlights, a new grill treatment, the hood has a bigger rotary… » 1/14/08 3:37pm 1/14/08 3:37pm

Detroit Auto Show: Up Close and Personal with the 2008 Mazda Furai

We just can't get enough of the 2008 Mazda Furai concept. We brought you preview pics, video, and live floor shots. That's all well and good, but thanks to some overzealous designers, we now have pictures showing off the whole enchilada. Engine bay, interior, detailed close ups... we want it; we want it bad.





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Detroit Auto Show: 2008 Mazda Furai Concept

We brought you the first shots of the 2009 Mazda Furai Concept a couple weeks ago, and some hot video yesterday, now we've got photos from the floor of the 2008 Detroit Auto Show. In person the Furai is poetry even without the motion - long and low and wide, it is a monster in Nagare clothing. All it needs is me in a… » 1/13/08 5:50pm 1/13/08 5:50pm

2009 Mazda Furai Concept on Video: Auditory Bliss



The three rotor banshee planted in the 2009 Mazda Furai Concept is at full scream in this track time video at Leguna Seca. We're eagerly awaiting the unveil at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, but it's a slim chance we'll see it blasting around like this on the frozen roads of Detroit. If you listen closely when the… » 1/12/08 2:15pm 1/12/08 2:15pm

PCH, Japanese Turbo Edition: Piston or Rotary?

The 2TG-equipped Corolla cruised to a reasonably solid victory over the tubbed Nova in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll. And that's fine, but that Toyota makes us feel like doing an all-Japanese, all-torture selection for today. As always, the problem with Japanese Hell Projects is that the cars themselves start… » 10/16/07 5:30pm 10/16/07 5:30pm

Patsy Cline Wants You To Buy An RX-7!

When you don't have to worry about apex seals or fuel economy- say, in IMSA racing- that rotary engine suddenly makes a lot more sense than it does for grocery-getters (though we don't listen to the anti-rotary crowd's propaganda; we're wiggy for Wankels around these parts, in spite of their drawbacks, though we'd… » 10/12/07 10:30am 10/12/07 10:30am

Project Car Hell: Interceptor or NSU Wankel?

With the Olds blasting the Chrysler by a decisive margin in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, we figured it was time to go across the water and get a couple of seriously cool- yet sanity-shreddingly difficult- sporty cars for you to choose from today. And, just because no choices are easy in Hell, we're going to… » 9/12/07 5:30pm 9/12/07 5:30pm

Mazda Celebrates 40 Rotary-Powered Years... In Japan

Hard to believe, but it's been forty years since Mazda started selling vehicles with rotary engines. Their marketers aren't trumpeting their pride over that milestone in the US of A, probably because the '67 models weren't sold here, but it's a different story in Japan. You can get a special 40th Anniversary Edition… » 8/17/07 4:30pm 8/17/07 4:30pm

Project Car Hell: Rotary Minx or Dearborn Barge?

Friday's Choose Your Eternity poll was won by the '71 Datsun 510 wagon, which beat the Gremlin (though not by an ass-whooping margin). Today we're going to go seriously low-buck, with a pair of projects available for a mere five Benjamins... or maybe even less, depending on the ruthlessness of your dealmaking chops...

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Rotary Citroëns On The March: The M35

In the late 1960s, Citroën was hoping to build a rotary-powered small car. They got together with NSU and formed a Luxembourg-based company to develop the new Wankel powerplant, then made a few hundred Heuliez-bodied Ami coupes equipped with their proud new rotaries. These vehicles, officially designated the M35 and… » 7/20/07 10:30am 7/20/07 10:30am