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This wild off-road Mazda Miata isn't afraid to get dirty

This wild off-road Mazda Miata isn't afraid to get dirty

The Mazda Miata has traditionally been tasked with one duty: to provide a pure driving experience. However, someone decided to get a little dirty to create the cutest, angriest off-roader we've ever seen. This off-road Miata was spotted at a recent Cars and Coffee event in Minneapolis and...

October 20, 2017
 
Mazda NA Miata Restoration Program

Evolution of virtue: How Mazda Miata became purist's sports car

The Mazda Miata remains a go-to choice for those seeking a no-frills driving experience today. Over four generations, the Miata may have gained and lost various facets of... read more October 18, 2017


 
Thrust SSC world land-speed record run

Learn what it takes for a car to break the sound barrier

In 1997, the Thrust SSC team landed a world record when its car set the world land-speed record of 763 mph. But, taking a car like the Thrust SSC to speeds above 700 mph... read more October 18, 2017


 
Engineering Explained's Honda S2000 on the dyno

Why dyno numbers might not be something to boast about

Taking your car to a dyno is often a great way to produce bragging rights, especially after installing various aftermarket modifications. Following the results owners often... read more October 18, 2017


 
What a self-driving car sees

Say, what can you see? How self-driving cars view roads

When a self-driving car boots up and takes in the world around it, its vision is nothing like what a human driver finds familiar. Instead, a self-driving car uses data... read more October 18, 2017


 
2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom

Rolls-Royce doesn't do half steps; EVs in the future, no hybrids

It's all or nothing at Rolls-Royce. The maker of some of the most opulent cars on the road today says it will not equip its vehicles with plug-in hybrid systems, but... read more October 18, 2017


 
Katech 416 ci LS3-based V-8 short block.

Katech 416 is a short-block V-8, long on 600-plus-horsepower

Most car enthusiasts are well aware that a project car comes with a whole lot of baggage, namely in picking and sourcing appropriate parts. The engine is especially... read more October 17, 2017


 

 
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