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2013 Mazda MX-5 revealed in patent drawings, rendering

Is this the all-new 2013 Mazda MX-5? This rendering, produced by US publication Motor Trend, is based on an official technical drawing that was recently submitted by Mazda to the Tokyo Patent Office and accessed by Japan’s Holiday Auto magazine. The patent sketch reveals a new drawn-back teardrop headlight design, potentially give the next generation of the world’s most popular sports car a more aggressive appearance...

Mazda Black Limited Edition MX-5 and Mazda2

Mazda in the UK have just released details of the ‘Black Limited Edition MX-5 Sport Black and Mazda2 Black and numbers are indeed 'limited'. In recognition of the highly successful 205 kW Mazda MX-5 GT race car, which competes in the current Britcar Production GTN Championship, the two ‘Black Limited Edition’ models are said to ‘bring a darker edge to Mazda’s model range’...

New Mazda MX-5 target weight 798kg

The next generation Mazda MX-5 is anticipated to be the lightest model ever, reportedly even undercutting the original 1989 MX-5's weight (940kg) by more than 100kg. According to an insider source talking with US publication Inside Line, the engineers heading the next-generation MX-5 development have been given the task of cutting no less than 327kg of weight from the existing model...

Mazda MX-5 GT prepares for British Endurance Championship

Mazda is preparing a lightweight racing version of the company's most popular convertible, called a Mazda MX-5 GT, which will compete in this year's Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship. It sports a more powerful engine, loads of weight reduction and uprated brakes and suspension to suit serious track work. Starting with the engine...

2011 Mazda MX-5 '55 Le Mans Limited Edition

Mazda has launched a special limited edition version of its most-successful two-seat convertible sports car exclusively for Switzerland. The special edition, called the Mazda MX-5 '55 Le Mans Limited Edition, was created to celebrate the 1991 Le Mans win by the Mazda 787b quad-rotor race car 20 years ago...

Video: Mazda MX-5 race on ice

Mazda held an MX-5 race on ice recently with teams from around the world comprising journalists, TV fans and readers competing in Sweden. Modified slightly to be able to handle ice driving, the MX-5s used spike tyres and slightly different suspension and raced around a 5km course...

2011 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition limited to 200 in Australia

Mazda Australia has announced the availability of the 2011 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition, with the exclusive run limited to just 200 vehicles for local customers. With a manufacturer’s list price of $47,200, the MX-5 Special Edition comes at the price of the standard six-speed manual MX-5 Roadster Coupe and scores a number of mechanical and visual enhancements...

Mazda MX-5 sets record with 900,000 production run

In its 22nd year on the market, the iconic, cheap and humble Mazda MX-5 sports car production has just reached 900,000 units. The milestone has also been entered into the Guinness World Records as the 'World's Best-selling Two Seat Sports Car'. The Mazda MX-5 was first introduced in April 1989 and has been praised by driving experts, enthusiasts and journalists ever since...

Mazda MX-5 by BBR and Cosworth

The Mazda MX-5 has always been a true driver's cars. Although it does have a small hairdressers' community on its fan's list, real driving enthusiasts have always praised the great chassis. If the car had any drawbacks from a driver's perspective though, it would be the engine; it just doesn't provide that grin-inducing power...

Mazda MX-5 Cup Car, Mazda2 Street, Mazda3 Turbo sedan models at SEMA show

Sports Mazda fans, prepare yourself, as your appetite is about to be smothered in all kinds of performance Mazda goodness. Clockwise, there's the Mazda MX-5 Super20, Mazda2 Street, Mazda MX-5 Cup Car, Mazda2 Evil Track, Mazda3 Turbo sedan and the Mazda2 Carbon. The Mazda MX-5 Super20 is a hard-topped version of the Mazda MX-5 offering tough street presence...

Mazda MX-5 record-breaking 459 car parade

Mazda has made it into the record books in Germany by forming and maintaining a continuous parade of 459 Mazda MX-5s driving along. The achievement was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records and surpassed the former record by 210 cars...