ested mazda mx-5 2.0 ($34,490) 118kw/200nm 2.0-litre 4-cyl | 6-speed manual fuel use claimed: 6.9 l/100km | tested: 8.0l/100km toyota 86 gts ($35,990) 147kw/205nm 2.0-litre 4-cyl | 6-speed manual fuel use claimed: 7.8 l/100km | tested:...Show More Summary
Snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures can't dampen the fun of Mazda's truly addictive roadster. Continue reading The Mazda MX-5 Miata is truly a four-season sports car The Mazda MX-5 Miata is truly a four-season sports car originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
Mazda sent us to Colorado to test their latest all-wheel drive tech (and we’ll cover that on 95octane soon enough.) But they also gave us a special treat – time behind the wheel of new MX-5s shod in Bridgestone Blizzak tires, then set us loose on the ice and snow.
crested butte, colorado, usa, high in the rockies; blizzard conditions, and with one of the most severe winter storms in recent years blanketing the us mid-west. at ground level, a near total white-out. perfectly sensible then to point a posse of australian journalists at a dedicated ice driving course, and let ‘em loose. Show More Summary
Top always down! Here’s a fellow automotive journalist recording some very sideways footage in the passenger seat of a new ND Mazda MX-5 in the snow at Mazda’s Ice Academy. Whoever said that it wasn’t a fantastic winter car clearly didn’t dress for the weather, or is averse to opposite lock. This car was made for snow hoonage. Read more...
Although cagey on the topic, the man in charge of all-wheel-drive development for Mazda reckons there’s no reason the new 2016 MX-5 couldn’t be fitted with an AWD system – if the driving dynamics weren’t affected, and if the market wanted it. Tetsushi Marutani is the Assistant Manager for Drivetrain and Powertrain Development at Mazda Motor Corporation […]
You knew this was coming... The mad minds at Flyin' Miata must've been wringing their hands and drooling ever since the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, the ND, came into production. After all, these are the folks who taken previous generations of the small Japanese convertible sports car and stuffed V-8 engines under the hood. The result is a...
A thoroughly modern roadster with just the right nods to classic motoring, says Alex Grant. Sector: Roadster Price: £22,445 Fuel: 47.1mpg CO2: 139g/km Mazda’s recent product revival has finally come full circle with the new MX-5. Having spent the last three years injecting its ever-popular roadster’s DNA into other models, those same innovations are now […]
he performance car category was a tale of two halves sales-wise in australia throughout 2015. on the one hand, ‘sports’ cars under $80,000 were down 5.6 percent on 2014 while the over $80,000 group was down 3.9 percent. buyers with much...Show More Summary
Over the past few months, Petrolicious has featured some of the world’s most overlooked classic vehicles. Yes, for every Porsche 911 or Mazda MX-5, there’s an Aston Martin DBS V8 or a Porsche 912. The point of each of these episodes isn’t so much about the cars itself, but the stories behind these cars, as told by their owners. Show More Summary
The fact that there is a choice of 1.5- and 2.0-litre versions of the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 begs a simple and obvious question: which is the better buy? The answers, though, are numerous and more complex, each starting with the words ‘it depends’… It depends if you plan on using your 2016 Mazda MX-5 as a […]
Crash safety testers impressed with Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5, Infiniti Q30 in 2015 Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has named the cars that impressed most in crash safety tests carried out through 2015. Listed by market segment, most of the models awarded are either […]
Flyin' Miata is in the early stages of creating a V8-powered 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, and we can't wait to see the finished product. Continue reading Flyin' Miata is building a V8-powered MX-5 ND Flyin' Miata is building a V8-powered MX-5 ND originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
While we’re still waiting for a Mazdaspeed variant of the MX-5, we’ve got the RS Racing Concept, a beautifully blacked-out Miata, rocking sport aero with red accents, Recaro seats, performance brakes, height-adjustable suspension, and performance chassis tweaks.
The lineup also include a track-adapted Mazda2 and Mazda6.
Mazda has a slate of show cars ready for the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, including Racing concepts based on the MX-5, CX-3 and Mazda6 that could make beautiful Mazdaspeed performance models. Continue reading Mazda's Tokyo concepts have us...Show More Summary
We drove an impressive list of new or significantly updated luxury and performance cars this past year. Many of them approach the cost of a mortgage and the Lamborghini Aventador SV we profiled yesterday costs about a half a million dollars. Among a sea of incredible high-dollar cars, one of the best cars we drove all year was also the cheapest...
Fresh from the factory, a Mazda MX-5 Miata comes with just North of 100 hp. But drift racer Mad Mike Whiddett outfitted his “RADBUL” Miata with a 1500 hp twin-turbo rotary engine. While the stock MX-5 hugs corners, the RADBUL scorches them instead.
New Zealand drifter "Mad Mike" Whiddett's quad-rotor, twin-turbo MX-5, named "RADBUL", is nuts. Continue reading Watch this 1,500-hp Mazda MX-5 smoke a race track Watch this 1,500-hp Mazda MX-5 smoke a race track originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 Dec 2015 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments
how would we change the mazda mx-5 if we were given free rein? surprisingly, wild turbo conversions and lairy bodykits aren’t at the top of our list. nope, instead we take a more restrained approach, enhancing the things we already love about mazda’s pocket-sized drop-top without spoiling the rest of the package. Show More Summary