Mazda

Mazda confirms rotary future on Twitter page

Oct 11, 2011

Mazda Japan has reassured rotary enthusiasts on its Twitter page that a successor to the just discontinued Mazda RX-8 is being developed. The company hasn’t released specific details on particular model, leaving it open to...

Mazda RX-8 Spirit R special edition last send off

Oct 08, 2011

As a last special goodbye edition for the Mazda RX-8, Mazda Japan has announced a final Mazda RX-8 Spirit R special edition for the local JDM market. The special model comes with subtle interior and...

Rotary Supercars hunts Bugatti Veyron with eight-rotor 2089kW rotary supercar

Aug 25, 2011

Rotary Supercars says it is going to build an eight-rotor supercar with 2089kW and 3494Nm of torque, capable of taking the car beyond 450km/h, smashing the Bugatti Veyron out of the ballpark. The company has...

Mazda RX-8 production ends

Aug 24, 2011

After eight years as the only rotary powered car on the new car market, production of the Mazda RX-8 has just been ended. Low sales and strict emissions have made it tough for the RX-8...

Mazda old-school car collection and parts up for sale

Jul 26, 2011

Now this is what you call a cool find. We’re not sure how this collection of Mazda cars and bits came about, whether it’d all been locked away for a period of time, or if...

For Sale: Bullet Roadster V8 Mazda MX-5

Jul 06, 2011

This Bullet Roadster Mazda MX-5 is the perfect car for those who want an MX-5, but haven’t bought one yet because they feel it lacks in power. Well how does a V8-powered Mazda MX-5 sound?...

Five awesome performance car YouTube videos

Jul 06, 2011

Here at PerformanceDrive, when we’re not reporting on the performance car world, driving, or straining the octane booster from our blood, we spend our relaxation time watching car-related videos. There’s nothing better than sitting down...

Next Mazda MX-5 to get turbocharged engine

Jul 05, 2011

The next-generation 2013/2014 Mazda MX-5 will get a turbo four-cylinder powerplant and could weigh as little as 800kg, according to international reports. This could mean the new Mazda MX-5 will come with a significantly improved...

Mazda MX-5 Karai Special Edition Roadster Coupe

Jul 04, 2011

Why does Australia always miss out on the fun stuff? Mazda Europe has just announced a new limited edition Karai Mazda MX-5 Special Edition Roadster Coupe for its local market. Not that this is the...

Mazda RX-9 16X Renesis could show-off laser ignition technology

Jun 29, 2011

Mazda RX-9 16X Renesis with laser ignition. Sounds pretty cool doesn’t it? Even though the future of the Mazda rotary sports car hasn’t been officially announced yet, there are loads of rumours and reports going...

2011 Mazda RX-8 review

Jun 28, 2011

The 2011 Mazda RX-8, in various iterations, has been on the Mazda circuit for almost nine years now, and it doesn’t appear it’s ready for the old age pension just yet. Mazda has certainly done...

Video: Mazda 787B rotary rebuilt and relived

Jun 26, 2011

Ever wondered what the inside of a Mazda 787B engine looks like? Well, today’s your lucky day. Watch here as the engineers strip and rebuild the 26B Wankel engine bringing it back to its former...