VIDEO: Mazda MX-5 v Subaru BRZ

US outlet Motor Trend hits the road in two of the car world’s best value buys, the all-new Mazda MX-5 and the Subaru BRZ. At 22 minutes this video has plenty of depth to it as well. There’s measured performance data, a road review as well as a track comparison (including this nifty side-by-side battle […]

Mazda Australia slashes MX-5 pricing

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Mazda Australia really wants you to buy the all-new fourth-generation MX-5. We know this because they’ve slashed over $15,000 from the price of the entry-level model. The ND Mazda MX-5 will be in local showrooms from August and is priced from $31,990 plus on road costs. The base model Roadster will feature a 1.5 litre […]

An early look at the new MX-5

Mazda has just thrown the keys to a base model pre-production MX-5 to a handful of motoring journos. The MX-5 is never going to win any horsepower wars and the test cars have been powered by a 1.5 litre/130hp normally aspirated engine which eschews the car’s raison d’être. The MX-5 is about being nimble, basic […]

Mazda announces Global MX-5 Cup

For as long as there’s been an Mazda MX-5 owners have been taking the lightweight sportscars to the track. There’s still a very active following of MX-5 clubs around the world and that legacy will continue and be taken to the next level with the announcement of the Mazda Global MX-5 Cup. This Global MX-5 […]

Watch the US launch of the new Mazda MX-5

If you couldn’t watch the live stream of yesterday’s US launch of the Mazda MX-5 then you’re in luck, because it’s available for you after the break. Hosting the event from Monterey in Calfornia was Derek Jenkins, Mazda Director of Design. As we’ve come to realise there wasn’t a lot of technical detail revealed in […]

Fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 revealed

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So we now have our hands on all the press material Mazda has released with this initial launch of the fourth-generation MX-5. We can say that we do like the design quite a lot at first viewing in this two-dimensional form. This ND MX-5 is the most different from its three predecessors, although Mazda will […]

Yes, this is the new Mazda MX-5

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The leak was right, this is the fourth generation Mazda MX-5. Full technical details and more pictures will follow later today. The good news is the ND MX-5 is 100kg less than the model it replaces and has the lowest centre of gravity of any MX-5 yet built. It will feature Mazda’s Skyactiv-G petrol engines […]

Is this the new Mazda MX-5?

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The fourth generation ND Mazda MX-5 will be revealed with a special worldwide launch later today (well, early tomorrow morning for us Australians) and while renderings come and go, this one has a bit more behind it. It was first posted to the forum’s California section on Monday by a user called sethofdeath with […]

Waiting for the karma bus to arrive

More often than not track days are fun. If you like them the next step is amateur level club racing. That can be fun too. You get out on track, with like minded souls wanting to push themselves and their cars to the limits. Sadly, sometimes some club racers confuse ambition for talent. Sometimes they […]

2013 Mazda MX-5 ready to order

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Mazda Australia brings word the facelifted MX-5 is now available for order, with the first local deliveries expect in late Spring. In addition to the cosmetic changes you can see here, Mazda has also fiddled with the throttle mapping and brake booster. They say that results in sharper throttle response and enhanced braking feel. Mazda […]

2013 Mazda MX-5 facelift revealed

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Mazda Europe has announced they will have the upgraded MX-5 on sale in the coming months and given us a good preview of the latest (NC3) facelift at the same time. There’s not a lot of detail go on at this stage and only three photos. Apparently the restyled front is “more aggressive-looking and contributes […]

Mazda MX-5 NC3 facelift leaked

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The leaks keep on coming, this time it’s the third iteration of the NC Mazda MX-5, shown here via images from a Japanese product brochure. First released in 2005 the current model MX-5 received a makeover in 2008, which we think looks like being the most successful from a visual point of view. This new […]