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Watch this 1,500-hp Mazda MX-5 smoke a race track

New Zealand drifter "Mad Mike" Whiddett's quad-rotor, twin-turbo MX-5, named "RADBUL", is nuts.

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Car Club USA: Miatas at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

We Track Two Competitors At the Annual Gathering Of Miatas at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata battles Toyota GT86 on 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.

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Evo pits Toyota GT86 vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata

Evo's 'Deadly Rivals' series pits the Mazda MX-5 Miata against the Toyota GT86 (our Scion FR-S) on track.

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RingBanana Miata breaks 9-min Nurburgring barrier

With just a new set of road-legal race tires the 'completely crap' Ringbanana Mazda Miata runs a sub-nine-minute lap time around the Nurburgring in one attempt.

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'Ringbanana' Miata is improbable 9-minute Nurburgring car

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.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata goes Head 2 Head with Subaru BRZ

Motor Trend pits the 2015 Subaru BRZ against the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to see which is the better driver's car.

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Mazda pits 2016 MX-5 Miata against the original

Mazda puts together a little showdown between its latest MX-5 Miata and its progenitor to see how 25 years of little-roadster progress has taken form.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2.0L First Drive [w/video]

Championing The Roadster Revolution

We finally test the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in US-spec form with its 2.0-liter Skyactiv engine. Spoiler alert: it's awesome.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata shows off perfect 50/50 weight balance

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.

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Autoblog readers meet the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata [w/video]

Roadsters, Coney Dogs, Editors, And Enthusiasts Come Together In Royal Oak

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.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata to make video-game debut next week in Forza Horizon 2 [w/video]

Also: US-Spec Car Said To Weigh Just 2,332 Pounds

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.

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This is what a 1,200-hp twin-turbo 4-rotor looks like in a Miata

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 Perfo

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Modded budget Mazda Miata takes on new Porsche Boxster in more challenges

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 m

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata design walkaround

See The Roadster Through Mazda Design Boss Derek Jenkins' Eyes

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.

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Mazda Miata 'fathers' Hall and Case offer a tour through the roadster's history

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 pr

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in motion for the first time

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

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