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Is This Lifted, LS-Swapped Mazda MX-5 Miata Cool or a Travesty?

Is This Lifted, LS-Swapped Mazda MX-5 Miata Cool or a Travesty?

The Miata is a shapeshifter, it can take just about any form

This Mazda MX-5 Miata isn’t just any Miata. Hillcimb racing fans amongst you may recognize this as one of Flying Miata’s most insane projects, a lifted NB Miata built for dirt racing that hides a 455 horsepower LS3 V-8. As you can see here, the car, nicknamed ’Zombie Elvis’, is alive and well and continues to bring many smiles per gallon.

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Christmas Will Come Early for 50 People Thanks to Mazda

Christmas Will Come Early for 50 People Thanks to Mazda

50 deserving individuals will get to go home with a Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Edition

2020 has been a shitty year. There’s no other way around it. But change your perspective a little, and you can also say that 2020 has been a great year for the human spirit and the drive to help others in need.

The latter is one of the reasons why Mazda created the Mazda Heroes program, which aims to give back to individuals who are putting in the time and effort to help other people. To show its appreciation, Mazda will choose 50 people who have proven that not all heroes wear capes. All 50 people will not only be recognized for their efforts, but they’ll also go home with a Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Special Edition.

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2020 Mazda MX-5 GT Sport Tech

2020 Mazda MX-5 GT Sport Tech

New range-topping U.K. trim unlocks more goodies for the 2020 MX-5

Let’s be honest: the current-gen Mazda MX-5 ‘Miata’ is becoming pretty long in the tooth. The fourth-gen MX-5 (codenamed ND) was shown six years ago and entered the market in 2015. So it’s only natural that Mazda is doing its best to keep it fresh and appealing. This time, the Japanese carmaker focused on the U.K. market, with the so-called GT Sport Tech treatment. Here’s what it’s all about.

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A Mazda 3 Turbo Is Coming, But It Probably Won't Be As Good As It Could Be

A Mazda 3 Turbo Is Coming, But It Probably Won’t Be As Good As It Could Be

Mazda is finally attempting to move the Mazda 3 into hot-hatch territory, but Mazdaspeed isn’t coming back

Rumors of a performance-oriented Mazda 3 have finally been confirmed via a teaser released by the company. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot to tell at the moment, but you can hear some engine noise, and we’ve learned that it will debut on July 8. Will the Mazda 3 Turbo be a real hot hatch capable of taking on the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Hyundai Veloster, Toyota GR Corolla, and the Honda Civic Type R? And, will the Mazdaspeed name finally make a return? Let’s talk a little more about it.

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This 4K Footage of an FD-Generation Mazda RX-7 Is a Must See

This 4K Footage of an FD-Generation Mazda RX-7 Is a Must See

This murdered-out, 550-horsepower Mazda RX-7 is pure art on wheels

Built from 1978 to 2002 in three different generations, the RX-7 is arguably Mazda’s most iconic model. Launched at the same time as the other iconic Japanese sports car, the Toyota Supra, the RX-7 is responsible for making the rotary engine popular and stands as proof that the design can deliver performance and reliability.

The final generation debuted a twin-turbo mill that generated up to 276 horsepower despite displacing only 1.3 liters. Replaced by the not-so-successful RX-8 in 2002, the RX-7 remains a desirable classic. But while some opt to hunt down well-maintained originals, other enthusiasts purchase third-gen cars and fit them with bigger and more powerful engines. The outstanding model shot by Covert Media in 4K is one of them.

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This Rendering of a Mazda MX-5 Wagon Looks Painfully Like the BMW Z3 M Coupe

This Rendering of a Mazda MX-5 Wagon Looks Painfully Like the BMW Z3 M Coupe

They say don’t judge a book by its cover but we can judge it by how it sells, right?

When it comes to quirky BMWs, the Z3 M Coupe certainly takes the cake. That’s why this render of a Mazda Miata MX-5 in shooting brake-ish attire caught our eye instantly.

No, this is not the work of Mazda and in all fairness, we wouldn’t want it to be in the first place. Here’s why.

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Doug DeMuro's Review of the Mazda RX-8 Will Remind You Why It Wasn't a Successful Car

Doug DeMuro’s Review of the Mazda RX-8 Will Remind You Why It Wasn’t a Successful Car

We loved the idea of a replacement for the RX-7, but the RX-8 simply didn’t do the trick

Nobody ever complained about the looks of the Mazda RX-8. Instead, it is known to give owners quite a headache when it comes to running costs, particularly through gulping down a lot of fuel and oil. In this regard, what makes it special - the rotary engine - is also its Achilles’ heel.

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2020 Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Special Edition

2020 Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Special Edition

Our friends in the U.K. should be looking forward to this one

As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, Mazda is giving loyal fans a reason to celebrate with the launch of the MX-5 R-Sport Limited Edition. Available only in the U.K., the MX-5 R-Sport Limited Edition is a fresh take at the beloved roadster, complete with exclusive touches in the exterior and interior.

The Mazda MX-5 R-Sport Limited Edition is a fresher and bolder version of a roadster that’s not lacking in impressive design qualities. Only 150 units of the special edition MX-5 will be available. Each model is priced at £27,700, which converts to around $34,600 based on current exchange rates. It’s unclear if the special edition MX-5 will be sold in the U.S., though knowing how these things work, don’t get your hopes up.

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A Rotary-Powered Mazda RX-9 Just Became a Realistic Possibility

A Rotary-Powered Mazda RX-9 Just Became a Realistic Possibility

Thanks to a new patent, there is now evidence that a Mazda RX-9 is actually happening

We’ve been hearing for years that the Mazda RX-9 – a successor to the RX-8 and older RX-7 – is coming. In October 2019 a new patent breathed a little bit of life into the possibility, and in early 2020 we learned that while the RX-9 would be a true sports car, it wouldn’t have a rotary engine. In just a short bit of time, things have changed quite a bit, and earlier this month (April 2020), we learned that the Mazda MX-30 could rock a small, modernized Rotary engine as a range extender. So, how does all of this fit together in the large puzzle that is the Mazda RX-9? Well, a new patent suggests that there’s a new high-tech, rotary-powered hybrid powertrain is in development, and it could be what sits under the skin of Mazda’s upcoming sports car.

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2020 Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept

2020 Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept

May 25 can’t come soon enough...for more reasons than one

A year after announcing that it had become an official video game partner for Gran Turismo Sport, Mazda has unveiled its new digital ride for the game. Called the RX-Vision GT3 Concept, the GT3-class racer is as enthralling and as captivating as you expect it would be.

That’s not a surprise given that the racer pilfers some of its design cues from the obnoxiously raunchy RX-Vision Concept that Mazda unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The low-riding, slinky racer is the creation of Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s global design boss. The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept isn’t available in Gran Turismo Sport, at least not until May 25, when it arrives as part of an online update. It will join the Atenza Gr.3 as the second GT3-class Mazda in the game.

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You'll Want to Race This Time Attack-Kitted Mazda RX-7

You’ll Want to Race This Time Attack-Kitted Mazda RX-7

But unfortunately you can’t

When most people hear the words ‘Mazda’ and ‘RX-7,’ their minds instantly project the image of the third-generation FD model. And for good reason. This was the last chapter in the RX-7 saga, the best-looking of them all, and at that time, the ultimate interpretation of the Wankel rotary engine.

There’s no wonder that so many gearheads love the third-gen Mazda RX-7. It’s beautifully designed, lightweight, and it handles like a charm out on the open road. Plus, it makes for a mean donor vehicle for drift cars and as you’re about to see, for a time attack car, too.

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A Mazda RX-9 Without a Rotary Engine? It Could Happen

A Mazda RX-9 Without a Rotary Engine? It Could Happen

Sometimes, you have to take the good with the bad, it seems

It seems like every 6 months or so, a new rumor about the Mazda RX-9 or the revival of Mazda’s famous and iconic rotary engine comes to life. Kicking off a new decade comes a rumor that says a Mazda RX-9 is, in fact, happening, but it comes with a major caveat – it won’t feature a rotary engine. Word has it that the RZ-9 will feature Mazda’s new RWD platform and inline-six instead, the same setup that was rumored to underpin the next-gen Mazda 6 as well as Toyota’s next-gen Land Cruiser and 4 Runner. This is, as of now, just a rumor with zero confirmation from any credible sources, but it does beg the question: Is a Mazda RX really an RX if it doesn’t feature a rotary engine?

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We Demand a Mazda Sports Car That Looks Like This

We Demand a Mazda Sports Car That Looks Like This

You can call it the modern RX-7 or the new RX-9, all we know is that we want it right now

The Mazda RX-7 revival is a delicate topic. From what we’ve seen from 2016 onwards, the Japanese brand seems confused, with some of its staff quietly rooting for such a sports car to happen and others adopting more reluctant stances regarding a potential model that would slot above the nimble MX-5.

In the meantime, the Internet’s pixel manipulators are hard at work, coming up with renderings that depict what a modern RX-7 interpretation (call it an RX-9, if you please) would look like when dressed up with Mazda’s current styling cues.

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Mazda Is Looking To Electrify the Next-Gen MX-5 Miata, But It's not As Simple as it Sounds

Mazda Is Looking To Electrify the Next-Gen MX-5 Miata, But It’s not As Simple as it Sounds

Weight, handling, power output, and emissions all come into play here

Mazda is mulling over whether or not the next-gen MX-5 Miata should move into the electrification segment, something that could actually put it in line with the next-gen Porsche 718 should everything play out the right way. The important thing is that, no matter what, the next-gen MX-5 will remain light, compact, and agile, but how that’s going to happen is a mystery that Mazda still has to solve.

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Patent Hints at New Mazda RX-9, But Don't Hold Your Breath

Patent Hints at New Mazda RX-9, But Don’t Hold Your Breath

We’re back on the topic of Mazda bringing back the RX-9 with news from Japan

New rumors about an upcoming Mazda RX-9 have surfaced online recently. It’s not the first time that a potential successor for the RX-8 has been discussed and anticipated on the internet, so we’re taking everything with a pinch of salt for the time being - Something we advise you to do as well.

However, a fresh report claims that Mazda has been making some moves that suggest the RX-9 might actually not be a soap opera, but something the Japanese carmaker is seriously considering. It’s way too early to drop the hammer on that but bear with us to find out everything we know so far about the so-called Mazda RX-9.

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