Mazda To Resume Production March 22nd

Mazda To Resume Production March 22nd
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Mazda will resume production of vehicles on March 22nd, an encouraging sign for the Japanese auto industry as it battles a catastrophic series of events that has seen most automakers in the country suspend production. With Mazda based in Hiroshima, hundreds of miles away from the earthquake, tsunami and on-going nuclear incidents, the company has… 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: “We Will Never Give Up” On Rotary Engine

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Mazda: “We Will Never Give Up” On Rotary Engine
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Mazda is still developing their next-generation rotary engine, dubbed the 16X, but development has been slowed by a number of issues, among them the engine’s failure to meet emissions targets. Even though the 16X is expected to bring a 30 percent increase in fuel economy compared to the current 1.3L rotary engine, the 16X is… Continue Reading...

Fourth-Gen Mazda MX5 To Go Rotary-Hybrid? Not So Fast

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Fourth-Gen Mazda MX5 To Go Rotary-Hybrid? Not So Fast
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We’ve heard of people swapping Mazda rotary engines into older Miatas, but if reports out of Japan are to be believed, the next MX-5, due out in 2012, will come standard with an all new, super efficient rotary engine – as well as a hybrid system. 7Tune is reporting that an article in the Japanese… Continue Reading...

Pour One Out For A Homie: Mazda RX8 To Die After 2011

Pour One Out For A Homie: Mazda RX8 To Die After 2011
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The Mazda RX8 has led a rich, full life as one of the finest sports cars you can buy for under $40,000. Never the quickest car in a straight line, the RX8 was always a dominant car in autocross, and a good way to put a smile on your face when blasting down a back… Continue Reading...