Top 10 Performance Cars We Drove in 2013

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Top 10 Performance Cars We Drove in 2013
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It has been another busy year at the AutoGuide office. Once again we have driven and evaluated hundreds of cars this year ranging from the Mitsubishi Mirage to the Dodge Ram to the Rolls Royce Ghost. We love testing cars and will test anything we can get our hands on. However, every once in a… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Rotary Powered Vehicles

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Top 10 Rotary Powered Vehicles
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The history of the automobile has been dominated by vehicles equipped with piston-firing engines. Rarely does something completely different come along, and when it does, it usually fails miserably. One attempt to reinvent the passenger vehicle engine may have not had the smoothest of rides, but did last in the automotive industry for over 50… Continue Reading...

Retro Ride: 1993 Mazda RX-7 Review

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Retro Ride: 1993 Mazda RX-7 Review
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The 1990s was a great time for Japanese sports cars. Pretty much every manufacturer was building a world class performance machine including Mazda, with the third generation RX-7. But that was twenty years ago and what may have been great then, might not be any good today. So, we have gotten our hands on a… Continue Reading...

Commute, Toy or Destroy – Iconic Japanese Sports Cars

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Commute, Toy or Destroy – Iconic Japanese Sports Cars
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It’s not every day that AutoGuide launches a new weekly feature. Today, however, is not just any day; it’s first installment of an interactive segment we call ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’. Continue Reading...

Mazda RX-8 Production Ends

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Mazda RX-8 Production Ends
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Mazda has announced the cancellation of production to its RX-8 rotary engine sports car, because of falling sales and stringent global emissions standards. Production in Hiroshima, Japan, ended in early July and global sales of the car will conclude later this year. The RX-8 and the three generations of the RX-7 that preceded it, have… Continue Reading...

Mazda Continuing to Develop Rotary Engine, Possible Audi Partnership in the Works

Mazda Continuing to Develop Rotary Engine, Possible Audi Partnership in the Works
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Rotaries may seem like a thing of the past these days, especially with Mazda preparing to retire the RX-8. But the Wankel-powered sports car won’t be the last Mazda to get the odd powerplant, thanks in part to a recent breakthrough. A recently big step forward for Mazda’s engineers is a newly developed laser ignition… Continue Reading...

Tokyo Auto Salon 2010: Abflug FD3S RX-7 is Pretty in Pink

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2010: Abflug FD3S RX-7 is Pretty in Pink
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After covering all the major tuner and manufacturer booths located inside the Makuhari Messe’s Convention Center, we decided to wander the Tokyo Auto Salon’s floor to see if we could spot anything that interested us. It didn’t take long before this Abflug “Pink Spider” FD3S Mazda RX-7 really caught our eye. Easily considered extreme by… Continue Reading...

Report: New Mazda RX-7 Could See Production in 2011

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Report: New Mazda RX-7 Could See Production in 2011
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When we last reported on a possible return of the RX-7 flagship sports car to Mazda’s lineup it was after the company’s head of design, Ikua Maeda, spoke about his efforts to get the project started. Maeda even said he had gone so far as to sketch some preliminary drawings to show company execs. Now… Continue Reading...

Report: Mazda Design Boss Pushing for New RX-7

Report: Mazda Design Boss Pushing for New RX-7
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Mazda’s design boss is working hard to convince company executives to build a successor to the RX-7. He has even gone so far as to create design sketches for the next generation sports car. In an interview wit the U.K.’s AutoCar, Ikuo Maeda said that the car would be a two-seater and like it’s predecessors,… Continue Reading...