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Mazda's Turbo2 concept for SEMA 2011. Image: Mazda

Mazda Turbo2 Concept At SEMA: Fast Now Comes In Size Small

Our first experience with a Mazdaspeed3 powered Mazda2 came during this year’s One Lap of America, where the pint-sized pocket-rocket quickly won over our hearts and minds. The car finished 42nd overall, but would have fared much better had mechanical issues not kept it out of several key... read more

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B-Spec racers in formation for first group test

B-Spec Race Cars Complete First Group Test

When you think of the Honda Fit, Fiat 500, Mazda2, or Ford Fiesta, your first thought probably isn't, "hey, that'd make a great road racing car!" That's exactly what the new... read more October 20, 2011 by 


 
Rotary engine

Mazda Working On New Rotary Engine With Skyactiv Tech?

On, off, on, off--it's not a light switch, it's Mazda's program for its next rotary engine. While speaking about commitment to the history and soul of the company out of one... read more October 11, 2011 by 


 
2011 Mazda RX-8 Spirit R

Mazda Sending Out RX-8 With Special Edition Spirit R

In August we were sad to report that Mazda was ending production of its RX-8 sports car and with no successor in sight will effectively end production of the world’s... read more October 7, 2011 by 


 
Driven: 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Sport

2012 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Priced From $24,795

Mazda is introducing a revamped Mazda3 for 2012 and this week announced pricing details for the range, which goes on sale over the coming months. The model we’re most... read more October 5, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mazda CX-5

Mazda First Automaker To Implement Ultra-High Tensile Steel

Mazda will be the first automaker to implement the use of 1,800 megapascal (approximately 261,000 psi) ‘ultra-high tensile steel’ in a mainstream vehicle with the... read more October 4, 2011 by 


 
2010 Mazda RX-8

Mazda Ends RX-8 Production, No Rotary Successor In Sight

Mazda has reportedly ceased production of its RX-8 sports car, the only rotary-powered vehicle currently on the market, and possibly the last. The reason is due to falling... read more August 22, 2011 by 


 
Mazda MX-5 GT onboard at Spa Francorchamps

A Lap Of Spa Francorchamps In Detail With MX-5 GT Racer: Video

As the F1 paddock gets ready to come off its summer break and head to the treacherous, historic circuit at Spa Francorchamps August 26-28, Mazda's U.K. arm has let loose this... read more August 18, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv

Mazda Rejects DSGs, Redefines Automatic Transmissions Instead

Listen to some automakers, and you might think that conventional automatic transmissions are obsolete and inferior—and to be replaced by continuously variable (CVT)... read more August 10, 2011 by 


 
2009 Mazda RX-8

Is Mazda's Rotary Engine Program Dead?

No automaker in history has done more to further the rotary-engine design of Felix Wankel than Mazda. Originally used by Mazda in the 1967 Mazda Cosmo, the rotary engine has... read more August 9, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv 2.0

Pressure Drop: Mazda Rethinks Internal Combustion Tech

Mazda has long been known for emphasizing engineering, being a little quirky, and emphasizing driving enjoyment across all its products in a way we don't see from bigger... read more August 9, 2011 by 


 
2013 Lexus GS 350 teaser image, brightened to show detail.

Mr. Bean Crashes, Alfa Romeo 4C, Lotus Final Editions: Car News Headlines

It's been a busy 24 hours for teasers: the 2013 Lexus GS shows its new face (barely). [MotorAuthority] Lotus unveils the Final Edition 2011 Elise and Exige. [MotorAuthority]... read more August 5, 2011 by 


 
2012 Mazda CX-5

2012 Mazda CX-5: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

Mazda has taken the covers off the all-new 2012 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover ahead of its world debut next month at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. The new crossover is the... read more August 2, 2011 by 


 
 John Force won in Funny Car for the first time this year. Photo: Anne Proffitt

Winners Crowned At Bandimere Speedway

John Force finally won his 133rd NHRA Funny Car race at Bandimere Speedway in the 32nd annual Mopar Mile High Nationals outside Denver, CO. The No. 5 qualifier took his Ford... read more July 25, 2011 by 


 
2011 Subaru Impreza WRX

10 Fastest Cars For The Money

There's a lot to be said for being able to buy the latest and greatest in supercar technology, but for many of us, that's little more than a dream. If you're looking for a... read more July 19, 2011 by 


 
Volvo animal detection safety development

Volvo Beats Mercedes In J.D. Power Quality Ratings--On Home Turf

J.D. Power and Associates released a new report last week ranking Volvo in the number one spot, ahead of Mercedes in a survey of Customer Satisfaction in the German marque's... read more June 21, 2011 by 


 
 

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