Mazda

Mazda is the little carmaker that could, being the underdog in the North American market that has recently been bringing an A-game to the field and creating new gold standards for automotive in several segments. Partnerships and collaborations with others have also changed the underpinnings of many of the vehicles we're driving today, most notably with Ford and the EcoBoost engine series.
Modifying Mazda Miata

5 Rules for Modifying Your Miata (Or Any Car)

Take a look at just about any automotive forum or website, and you will inevitably come across new members asking what kind of modifications would be good on their cars. Between the responses berating the poster for not making use of various search functions, you will find members telling the newbie to keep his or her car stock. Is there a good way to modify a car? Let's take a look using the example of modifying a Mazda Miata.
Mazda Roadster MPS

Americans Never Got These Rad Miata Specials, but When You See Them, You'll Want One

It's pretty well known that there are great cars that never made it to the States. This comes as a result of a number of different factors--safety and emissions are the big ones--but some special editions are only released in a country or two. That's the way it is with some of these special edition Miatas, such as the Mazda Roadster MPS in the picture. After you see some of these cars, you'll want to grab one, or move to where you can buy one.
Moss Mazda Miata

Moss Miata Has Miata Parts Down, and That's Great for the Miata's Reputation

Moss Miata, one of the best known producers of aftermarket Mazda Miata parts, has been in the business of providing for enthusiast needs since 1948. Prior to 1995, the company only produced parts for British sports cars. The Miata, however, was a natural addition to the catalog lineup. This says a lot about the Miata's true sports car status.

What Would the World Be Like with a Front-Wheel-Drive Miata? Worse. Much Worse.

Mazda's little roadster is a legend. What it's done for motorsports, the enthusiast community, and those suffering from mid-life crises is beyond measure. And that's not even mentioning the hairdressers who have transportation thanks to the cute little convertible. But one of the competing designs which Mazda considered for their interpretation of the British sports car had front-wheel drive. What would life be like if that had been the winner?
Mazda Miata

Mazdas Showed Up to SCCA Champ Tours in Big Numbers, and They're Cleaning Up

It's a well known fact that Mazdas are popular in motorsports. Torquenews has written about it before. But Mazda is making motorsports headlines again, this time in the world of autocross. They are not just common at SCCA's Championship Tour autocrosses, they're consistent winners.
Global MX-5 Cup Car

On Top of Great Awards for Winning Races, Mazda Will Give $8,000+ in "Additional Rewards" for Buying a Global MX-5 Cup Car

If you are one of Torquenews's regular readers, you may have read a previous article on Mazda's contingency program, in which Mazda owners can get discounts on parts, and win money for races. Now, Mazda is adding an additional incentive to embark on a Mazda Motorsports adventure. If you buy Mazda's Global MX-5 Cup Car, you'll get over $8000 in rewards.
Mazda Miata rear view 1200x900 size

3 Things You Ought to Know Before You Buy a Roll Bar for Your Miata

In stock form, a Mazda Miata from any generation of the car's production will be a powerful track car. The only issue is the open top. The Miata's convertible roof is great on nice warm sunny days in May, but any organization which is running a track day will want you to get a roll bar before you participate. You need the protection which comes from a strong steel frame over your head. But not all roll-bars are created equal, and there are things you should know before you drop the cash for one.
Mazda Rotary

The Upcoming Rotary May Become the Most Successful, but You Won't Like It

Mazda's screaming rotary engine has won the hearts of many enthusiasts, but it hasn't been much of a success commercially. Now, Martijn ten Brink, Mazda's Vice President of Sales and Customer Service said that the rotary may make a new entrance in 2019. For a number of reasons, the reintroduction of the "Wankel" rotary engine may be the most commercially successful, but Rotary lovers ought not get their hopes up.
Mazda Miata racing

3 Crucial Reasons Mazda is Everywhere in Motorsports and How You Could Get Paid to Race

Mazda's typical buyer is not one obsessed with horsepower or cornering G's. The company's bread and butter comes from economical consumers, and to most, Mazda stands for simple, efficient commuters. It may come as some surprise then, to hear that more Mazdas are road-raced on any given weekend than any other manufacturer. Here are the three main reasons why Mazda has such a strong presence in the world of motorsports.
Mazda Miata

A 14-Year-Old Mazda Miata May Be Better Than a New One

Mazda's newest interpretation of their "Jinba Ittai" engineering philosophy for the Miata, which refers to perfect unity between a horse and rider, reflects this unity well enough that it had earned a slew of accolades, and made it onto the "Best Of" lists of a myriad magazines since it was released in 2016. However, there is an often-forgotten Mazda model from the early 2000's which may still have an edge over the new one: the factory-turbocharged Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata.
New Mazda Miata

2019 Miata Will Be the Most Powerful of All Time Due To These Aggressive Changes

The current “ND” iteration of Mazda’s legendary Miata sports car will benefit from a few changes in the 2019 model year. Perhaps most notably, the 2019 Miata will have the most powerful engine ever put in the model, and will rip up to a new 7500rpm redline.

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