Leipzig 2012: Mazda MX-5 ‘Yusho’

Rear-wheel drive sports coupés from Japan seem to be the special of the week and Mazda doesn’t want to miss out on all the fun. They’ve just debuted this supercharged MX-5 “Yusho” concept at the 2012 Leipzig Motor Show in Germany. The 2.0 litre four cylinder engine has been warmed over with a supercharger kit […]

Mazda and Fiat hop into bed together

Good news kids! Mazda and Fiat have been fooling around together behind the bus shelter after school and want to take their relationship to the next level. In adultspeak that means they have formally signed a non-binding MoU to collaborate on two new roadsters based on the MX-5 platform. Remember, that’s a rear wheel drive […]

VIDEO: Mazda MX-5 GT onboard at Spa

Formula One’s mid-season slumber will end in just over one week when the circus comes to the small Belgian village of Spa-Francorchamps. Home, of course, to one of the world’s most loved racetracks. Helping us to get back into the swing of things is this footage from Mazda UK filmed onboard an MX5-GT. Mark Ticehurst […]

Mazda MX-5 aiming to be the biggest loser

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Last November Autocar brought word that Mazda is hoping to bring its next-gen MX-5 to market with a sub-1000kg kerb weight. Now, InsideLine has raised expectations further by nominating a sub-800kg figure. However, it’s unlikely that Mazda will reach such a low weight, so expect a kerb weight somewhere near the first-gen MX-5, which was […]

Mazda targets sub-1000kg weight for next MX-5

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Along with the above rendering Autocar brings word that Mazda are aiming to keep the weight of its next MX-5 under 1000kg. A saving of over 130kg on the current model. As usual, we can expect a nice little handler. Further aiding nimble handling is the adoption of production techniques from the RX-8 which will […]

Frankfurt: Mazda MX-5 Superlight

You’ve probably seen and read a bit about the Mazda MX-5 Superlight by now. If so, you’ve seen enough to know that, in pure performance terms, this car is a having bit of a laugh. It has bugger all power and as a result it’s quite slow. There’s a meagre 93kW on offer and that’s […]

More MX-5 Superlight images

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New images of the Mazda MX-5 Superlight have emerged on the evo website. The Superlight will make its debut at the Frankfurt IAA along with pretty much anything else with wheels. Expect the Mazda PR department to hit the ground running with these in the next day or so. In the meantime check out the […]

Mazda MX-5 Superlight

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Mazda haven’t revealed too much about this exciting bit of kit. So we’ll just have to use our imagination to think how awesome a stripped out, track focused MX-5 Superlight could be. We’ll find out more at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a few weeks. As if this teaser pic isn’t already cool enough, just […]