Top 10 Greatest Mazdas of All Time

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Top 10 Greatest Mazdas of All Time
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Mazda-mania just happened over the weekend, with a record setting 683 Miatas parading in Lelystad, Netherlands. The sight of so many Mazda enthusiasts jogged our foggy memories, and helped us to remember our own personal connections with the brand, as well as some of the greatest Mazda’s of all time. Perhaps best known for the… Continue Reading...

Mazda Will Continue to Develop Rotary Engines

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Mazda Will Continue to Develop Rotary Engines
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Mazda is committing to fuel economy with its new SkyActiv technology, which was expected to render the companies rotary engine lineup defunct. Not so says Mazda, confirming that development continues on the next generation of rotary.  Continue Reading...

Mazda RX-8, Honda Element Among Cars Axed in 2011

Mazda RX-8, Honda Element Among Cars Axed in 2011
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A new year is around the corner, and with every new year comes change. Numerous new models will be added to dealerships across the country, while for 2012 many other models will disappear. From the Mazda RX-8 to the Honda Element, there are quite a few vehicles we’re going to miss and hope that successors… Continue Reading...

Mazda MX-5 And RX-8 Could Become One Says CEO

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Mazda MX-5 And RX-8 Could Become One Says CEO
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If a single rotary powered sports car were to materialize (there’s speculation it could be a hard top convertible in the idom of the Mercedes-Benz SLK, or possibly offered in both piston and rotary powered forms), it would be a ways off. Continue Reading...

Mazda RX-8 Spirit R Signals End Of Rotary Engine, 1,000 To Be Made

Mazda RX-8 Spirit R Signals End Of Rotary Engine, 1,000 To Be Made
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The Mazda RX-8’s production run has already ended for much of the world, but Japan is sending off the last rotary engine equipped sports car (for the time being) with a special run of 1,000 cars dubbed the “Spirit R”. Special badging, red brake calipers, Recaro seats and 18″ wheels are the main highlights of… Continue Reading...

Mazda Still Working On Rotary Engines, Could Be Ready By 2017

Mazda Still Working On Rotary Engines, Could Be Ready By 2017
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The RX-8’s days may be as limited as the Shinka, but the rotary engine isn’t. Mazda is still interested in furthering production of the Wankel, and they could have one ready by 2017 with Skyactiv technology. During the gap, engineers will work on improving the rotary’s mileage and oil-eating capabilities, as well as improving reliability…. Continue Reading...

Mazda RX-9 Could Get Hybrid Technology From Toyota

Mazda RX-9 Could Get Hybrid Technology From Toyota
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Here’s a fun question for your upcoming pub quiz: name the only hybrid rotary car ever produced. If you named the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, then congratulations! But next year you might be able to name the RX-8’s successor, the aptly-named RX-9, as another car that’s hybrid Wankelin’. According to Mazda’s Hiroshima headquarters, the… Continue Reading...

Mazda Suspends Dealer Orders For Japanese-Built Cars, Nearly All Mazdas Affected

Mazda Suspends Dealer Orders For Japanese-Built Cars, Nearly All Mazdas Affected
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Mazda is planning to close down their assembly plants again, while stopping orders from dealers in the United States for their made-in-Japan vehicles. The Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, MX-5, RX-8, CX-7, CX-9 are all affected. Only the Mazda6 and Tribute will remain in production at their American plants, although the situation could change in light of… Continue Reading...

Custom Mazda RX-8 Sports Lambo Styling

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Custom Mazda RX-8 Sports Lambo Styling
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Now here’s something you don’t see every day. And be thankful you don’t. One of Vivid Racing’s customers, Shawn, out in Singapore, sent them over these shots of his Mazda RX-8 sporting a custom widebody conversion and a lot of design cues taken from Lamborghini. In particular there’s a lot of Reventon in the kit,… Continue Reading...

Mazda Planning SKY Rotary for Next RX-8 With 50% Fuel Economy Improvement

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Mazda Planning SKY Rotary for Next RX-8 With 50% Fuel Economy Improvement
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The next-generation Mazda RX-8 will get significantly improved fuel economy thanks to a new SKY Rotory engine. According to a report by GoAuto out of Australia, Mazda is planning a second-gen RX-8 with a completely reengineered rotary engine. If the Japanese automaker’s engineers are successful in improving the engine’s design, they plan on delivering a… Continue Reading...

REPORT: New Mazda RX-7, With Turbo Rotary, Coming In 2013

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REPORT: New Mazda RX-7, With Turbo Rotary, Coming In 2013
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All aboard the speculation train! The rumors surrounding Mazda’s new RX-7 don’t stop coming, and with the demise of the RX-8, its a safe bet that Mazda will follow up their quirky four-door sports car with something more conventional. Mazda is allegedly targeting the VW Scirocco as a rival for the new car, to be… Continue Reading...

Report: Mazda Forced to Pull RX-8 from Europe Due to Poor Emissions

Report: Mazda Forced to Pull RX-8 from Europe Due to Poor Emissions
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Mazda is being forced to stop selling the RX-8 model in Europe next year due to the car’s inability to meet new Euro-5 emissions standards. Adapting the unique rotary engine used in the RX-8 would be both too costly and time consuming considering the low volume sales of the car in Europe. That being said,… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z, Insight and Mazda RX-8 Getting Kits from C-West

Honda CR-Z, Insight and Mazda RX-8 Getting Kits from C-West
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With the overwhelming amount of aftermarket manufacturers tuning hybrids at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, it’s no surprise that C-West has also hopped on the bandwagon. Interestingly enough, we haven’t heard much news from C-West over in North America. Several years back they made a strong push and presence Stateside with their full-carbon record-setting Time… Continue Reading...