There's a rumor circulating right now. A great rumor. A rumor that says that there will be a new Mazda RX-7 debuting in 2017 and an even more amazing Mazda RX-9 coming in 2020. Yeah, that's almost definitely not gonna happen. Sorry.
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.
But you know, don't take our word for it. Just watch and listen. This is Mazda North America's PR honcho Jeremy Barnes at the wheel during last weekend's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
Felix Wankel's rotary engine has been fascinating gearheads for decades. Even so, Wankels' engine has been generating more than its share of press recently, with some news sources speculating that the engine will be making a return as a compact range-extending generator in future plug-in hybrids from Audi and Mazda,…
At $8,699, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Porsche 968 may be ironically priced, but that’s not the only irony bestowed on it, there’s also the matter of its mill.
Crown Range, New Zealand. 47 corners, 3,530 feet elevation, 6.46 miles long. The country's highest paved road, closed for his madness. Guess what happens.
If you’ve ever thought that you oughta’ boughta’ Miata, then perhaps today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe rotary roadster will be the catalyst that makes you finally pull the trigger. That is of course if its price doesn’t blow it.
Remember the badass rat rod RX7 that 21-year old Corbin Goodwin built in his parents' driveway? We all loved it here. Welp, it's for sale. Now it can be yours.
What happens when a 21-year old takes a first generation RX7, throws out the rotary engine, puts in a V8, and makes a whole bunch of other questionable modifications? You get this: Corbin Goodwin's amazing RX7 hot rod. Holy crap nuggets is this thing cool.
Automakers are at their best when they are at their boldest. Building unconventional cars, entering into markets that are new to them, trying their hands at a different form of auto racing, creating some ridiculous niche vehicle — that's when they make the cars that people remember decades down the road, even if they…
If Mazda had only made the RX7 and Miata over the company’s entire lifetime, they would be revered as one of the greatest automakers of all time. Of course, we haven’t been able to buy an RX7 in America since the late 1990s. It’s sad.
If you weren't already a devotee of the lightweight, rear-drive, rotary sports cars from Mazda's glory years, this video will convert you.
Not gonna lie, sports fans. This ad tugged at my heartstrings. I think the same will happen to you too.
Arvin's 1993 Mazda RX-7 is a work of art. A brilliant tangerine example of one of the loveliest Japanese cars ever built. It's why he invited Ronnie Corado to photograph it for StanceNation.com. It's a good thing Ronnie got some nice shots before the burnout portion and the resulting unintentional fire.
Not to be outshone by the flood of Scions and Hondas crowding SEMA, Mazda brought a full range of toys, from cosmetically enhanced Mazda2s up to the time-attack Mazda3 sporting 500 hp from a 2.5-liter four banger.