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Ganassi's Riley/BMW No. 02 returns to action with NASCAR stars driving - Anne Proffit photo

Grand-Am, Mazda Make History At Indy This Friday

Three of NASCAR's touring series will compete at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard, with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series on the 2.5-mile oval - the latter for the first time in its 31-year history competing in the Indianapolis area... read more

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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 


 
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 


 
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 


 
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Germany’s Rotary Super Cars Working On Four-Rotor Predator GT

Remember the awesome four-rotor Mazda 787B race car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans 20 years ago and is now set to run the famous French circuit during a demonstration ahead... read more June 7, 2011 by 


 
1991 Mazda 787B four-rotor race car

Mazda 787B Four-Rotor Race Car Returning To Le Mans After Winning 20 Years Ago

Back in 1991, when the McLaren F1 supercar had just been born and the Persian Gulf War was still raging, Mazda was working on a new endurance racer, one with a four-rotor... read more May 20, 2011 by 


 
Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed

Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed: First Impressions

Thanks to the kind folk at EA Games we've got hold of a copy of the latest game in the long-running Need For Speed franchise, Shift 2 Unleashed (S2U), in PlayStation 3... read more March 31, 2011 by 


 
2010 Mazda RX-8

2011 Mazda RX-8 Grand Touring: Grand As Ever

Photo: Anne Proffit It’s been a few years since I’ve had the chance to drive Mazda’s iconic RX-8 model, the auto manufacturer’s sole Wankel-powered... read more January 18, 2011 by 


 
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Report: Mazda RX-9 Will Develop 300 Horsepower From New Rotary Engine

As we reported last month, Mazda has no plans to abandon its Wankel rotary engine despite the automaker struggling to meet new fuel economy and emissions standards with its... read more November 4, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda RX-8

Slow Moving Sales In U.S. Means No More Mazda RX-8

The Mazda RX-8 has given rotary fans something to cheer on since 2003. The car may not be the fastest or most economical in its price range, but it is fun to drive due to a... read more May 5, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda RX-8

Report: Mazda RX-8 To Be Killed Off After 2011

We've been reporting for years now on the possibility of a revived RX-7, and it looks like Mazda may be moving one step closer to that goal with reports today that the RX-8... read more May 5, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda RX-8 4-door Coupe Man Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View

Four Good Reasons Why The Next RX-7/RX-8 Should Be A Hybrid

The new Honda CR-Z is getting a lukewarm reception from performance car enthusiasts all the while selling like crazy in the home market of Japan, probably due to its sporty... read more May 3, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda RX-8

Reviewing the Review: 2010 Mazda RX-8

 Our hub-site, The Car Connection, has just revamped its entire site, offering a more in-depth Bottom Line reviews. Bengt Halvorson has done one for the 2010 Mazda RX-8. The... read more January 25, 2010 by 


 
2010 Mazda RX-8 4-door Coupe Man Grand Touring Engine

New Mazda Rotary Engine Shrouded in Mystery

Fans of Mazda's unique little rotary engine used in the company's sweet RX-8 sports car will be glad to know that Mazda is continuing development of the engine. The company... read more January 25, 2010 by 


 
2010 Opel Meriva leak

2010 Opel Meriva Revealed

General Motors’ next-generation Opel Meriva compact MPV has finally been revealed. Looking very much like the Meriva concept car unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show... read more January 4, 2010 by 


 
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