Mazda’s Chief Designer takes us through his favorite designs from the past, and one from the future. Continue Reading...
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Why would someone buy said vehicle? Abject insanity is the only reason we can think of. Continue Reading...
The rumor mill surrounding Mazda’s RX models continue to churn. Continue Reading...
Mazda may be prepping not just one, but two new RX models. Continue Reading...
Mazda isn’t only working on a next-generation rotary engine, but a turbocharged one at that. Continue Reading...
Rumor has it that Mazda is preparing to resurrect its RX-7 nameplate and it will be powered by a next-generation rotary engine. Continue Reading...
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...
Despite numerous reports this year that Mazda was developing a next-generation rotary engine, its new CEO has confirmed it’s not in the plans for now. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
A successor to the iconic RX-7 sports car could be in the works using a new rotary-powered engine currently in development. Continue Reading...
Big news out of Hiroshima, Japan. Mazda will reportedly resurrect its legendary RX-7 sports car. Continue Reading...
Present-day fans of Mazda‘s rotary engine probably have two cars come immediately to mind: the Mazda RX-7 and RX-8. Both feature the Wankel found in the brand’s cars since the lat 60’s. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...