New Zealand drifter "Mad Mike" Whiddett's quad-rotor, twin-turbo MX-5, named "RADBUL", is nuts.
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Carolyn and Kyle may have very different backstories, but the same competitive spirit fuels their fire to race Miatas. We head to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to document the dramatic story of these Miata owners racing their convertibles on this historic California track.
Auto Express takes the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata and the Toyota GT86 (aka Scion FR-S) to the track to see which can clock the faster lap time in this latest head-to-head battle for bragging rights.
The Ringbanana is a ratty, black and yellow Mazda Miata whose owner wants to take around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in less than nine minutes with the smallest investment into the car possible.
Mazda shows the perfect 50/50 weight balance of the 2016 MX-5 Miata in a new video, where the car is put on an aluminum balance beam.
Autoblog recently hosted a meet-up in Royal Oak, MI, where our readers got the chance to get up close and personal with the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. Here's our recap of the day's events.
The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will be offered as part of a free, four-vehicle car pack on March 17. Gamers will also have a chance to win an MX-5 in a new Rivals contest. What's more, we learn that the production MX-5 will supposedly weigh just 2,332 pounds in US-spec form.
We've seen the diminutive Mazda MX-5 Miata swallow plenty of big engines, but New Zealand drifting ace "Mad Mike" Whiddett is roaring into where-no-man-has-gone-before territory. Wanting to replace his 515-horsepower "MADBUL" RX-7 and its twin-turbocharged, three-rotor 20B engine, his new ride is an NC-series Miata with four rotors and twin Garrett turbochargers courtesy of Pulse Performance Race Engineering. It is called "RADBUL," and expected power at standard boost is 1,200 hp, but the builde
Earlier this month, our friends across the pond at Auto Express released the first in a two-video series that would see them try and build up a second-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata that could best a standard Porsche Boxster around the track. While that first video detailed the mods to the MX-5 – a supercharger, some suspension upgrades and a new set of super-sticky rubber being chief among them – and set baseline lap times for the stock car, today, we have the results of the 5,000-poun
By now, you've likely read what we think of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata's new looks both inside and out, and you've probably poured over the available photos and started to make up your own mind about the roadster's radically more aggressive new appearance.
The original Mazda Miata broke onto the automotive scene in 1989 and was a huge success. However, the convertible's genesis goes all the way back to the early '80s. Bob Hall and Dean Case were among the inside men of the program on the US side, and they were on hand at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the recent MX-5 event there to tell some of their stories about the project's beginning.
By now, you've already pored over the details (however few there may be) and images of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. For us enthusiasts, it's arguably the most important new car debut of the year, and for Mazda, it marks the 25th anniversary of its iconic roadster – something that's being celebrated all weekend long out in Monterey, CA.