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Watch A Rotary Engine Catastrophically Explode In Australia 8
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Mazda, Mazda Videos, Offbeat News, video on 12 8th, 2017


When things go right, a Mazda rotary engine can deliver exceptional power, response, and intoxicating sounds. When things go wrong, a rotary engine can explode in a truly frightening way.

A couple of days ago during a loud exhaust competition at Rotary Revival 6 in Sydney, Australia, a Mazda owner thought he’d wow the crowds with his incredible rotary engine, reportedly revving all the way to 10,000 rpm. Sadly, the engine went boom.

We’ve seen engines blow up in the past and for the most part, they’re not as eventful as one may think. However, this rotary was spinning so fast that when it decided to let go, it did so catastrophically.

The videos below show parts of the engine strewn across the ground, likely alongside all the owner’s hopes, dreams, aspirations, and money.

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2018 Mazda6: Watch Reveal Of The Redesigned And Turbo’d Sedan 29
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in LA Auto Show, Live Events, Mazda, Mazda CX-5, Mazda Videos, Mazda6, video on 11 29th, 2017


Mazda is bringing the 2018 Mazda6 and CX-5 at this year’s LA Auto Show, with the highlight being of course the addition of a turbocharged engine in the four-door sedan.

All we know so far is that Mazda has re-engineered and redesigned the 2018 Mazda6 which now gains a host of new technologies and a cleaner styling inspired by the brand’s latest concepts.

Mazda has also updated the interior with a new dashboard that looks less cluttered, following the design theme set by the company’s latest models, including the MX-5 and the CX-9.

Speaking of the CX-9, the 2018 Mazda6 is finally getting the new Skyactiv-G 2.5T petrol unit we first saw in the firm’s seven-seat SUV. This engine makes up to 250hp and 310lb-ft under the bonnet of the CX-9 so expect similar figures in the 6 too. Mazda says it offers “an effortless performance feel that is equal parts composure and excitement”. The naturally aspirated 2.5-liter unit is also updated with a cylinder-deactivation system for better fuel efficiency.

Join us in Mazda’s LA Auto Show live press conference which is set to begin at 1:30 PM ET.

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You Can’t Go Wrong With A Supercharged ND MX-5 From Flyin’ Miata 25
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Mazda, Mazda MX-5 / Miata, Mazda Videos, tuning, video on 11 25th, 2017


There are plenty of tuning solutions out there for the lovely Mazda ND MX-5 but very few of them enjoy the level of trust Flyin’ Miata does, whether it’s a full LS-swap or a simple supercharger addition.

In this case we can find out what’s the ND MX-5 feels like when is fitted with Flyin’ Miata’s supercharger package. Stock cars come out of the factory with a 2.0-liter engine good enough for 155hp so the extra power is more than welcome.

Flyin’ Miata claims that with their supercharger fitted, the 2.0-liter unit produces around 200hp at the wheels which is a significant boost (pun intended) to the small roadster’s performance.

The car you’ll see in Matt Farah’s One Take video also wears a Fox Racing suspension and upgraded brakes, while the supercharger comes from Edelbrock with a tune from BBR. A set of 17×8-inches wheels fitted with 235/40 tires and various other bits and pieces complete the picture of this nicely done Miata.

Does it still feel like a Miata? Apparently yes, only one that has the appropriate punch whenever you hit the throttle pedal without overwhelming the chassis, so in our book this MX-5 sounds like a winner.

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Honda Civic, Mazda 3, And Chevy Cruze Batten Down The Hatches 12
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Videos, honda, Honda Civic, Honda Videos, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda3, reviews, video on 11 12th, 2017


These days, the market is filled with all sorts of compact hatchbacks, including the (worldwide) popular Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus .

But what if you wanted to step out of their shadow and go for something different, yet still affordable? Well, then you will have to check out other brands, and in this case, they include Honda, Chevrolet, and Mazda.

The team from RoadShow pinned the new Civic against the Cruze and one of the oldest ones in the segment, the Mazda 3, only to come up with a rather surprising result.

Before giving their verdict, though, the reviewers covered each basic aspect of the three hatchbacks, including their exterior design, cabin space, infotainment, fuel economy and handling.

Arguably, the Mazda 3 came first in most aspects, while the Chevy Cruze was found to be a good, civilized, and quiet urban driver, though consumers won’t feel the need to drive it on a twisty road. The newest arrival of the three, which wears Honda’s logo, is surprisingly good too, but which one would you choose?

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Honda Civic, Mazda 3, And Chevy Cruze Batten Down The Hatches 12
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Videos, honda, Honda Civic, Honda Videos, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda3, reviews, video on 11 12th, 2017


These days, the market is filled with all sorts of compact hatchbacks, including the (worldwide) popular Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus .

But what if you wanted to step out of their shadow and go for something different, yet still affordable? Well, then you will have to check out other brands, and in this case, they include Honda, Chevrolet, and Mazda.

The team from RoadShow pinned the new Civic against the Cruze and one of the oldest ones in the segment, the Mazda 3, only to come up with a rather surprising result.

Before giving their verdict, though, the reviewers covered each basic aspect of the three hatchbacks, including their exterior design, cabin space, infotainment, fuel economy and handling.

Arguably, the Mazda 3 came first in most aspects, while the Chevy Cruze was found to be a good, civilized, and quiet urban driver, though consumers won’t feel the need to drive it on a twisty road. The newest arrival of the three, which wears Honda’s logo, is surprisingly good too, but which one would you choose?

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Driving The Honda NSX, Toyota Supra And Mazda RX-7 Back-To-Back 11
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in honda, Honda / Acura NSX, Honda Videos, japan, Mazda, Mazda RX-7, Mazda Videos, TOYOTA, Toyota Supra, Toyota Videos, video on 11 11th, 2017


Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, many of Japan’s leading automakers built world-beating sports cars that were exceptionally fast, bewilderingly agile and in many ways, ahead of their European and American rivals.

Of all the iconic Japanese sports cars of the time, the first-generation Honda NSX, FD Mazda RX-7 and A80 Toyota Supra are among the most beloved. One fortunate YouTuber had the chance to jump behind the wheel of all three.

Despite all coming from Japan at roughly the same time, the Supra, NSX and RX-7 are all quite different from each other. Whereas the Supra is a straight-line warrior, the RX-7 is a more nimble and agile sports car powered by a high-revving rotary engine. By comparison, the NSX is the most exotic of the three, the only one that’s naturally-aspirated and the only one with its engine mounted behind passenger compartment.

If money wasn’t an issue and you could only buy one of the three, which would you choose?

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2018 Mazda CX-8 Unveiled With A Diesel Engine 14
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in japan, Mazda, Mazda CX-8, Mazda Videos, new cars, video on 09 14th, 2017


Mazda has introduced the new CX-8 in Japan.
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Join A Quad-Turbo Mazda RX-7 IMSA On Hot Laps Around Laguna Seca 23
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Mazda, Mazda RX-7, Mazda Videos, Motorsport, racing on 08 23rd, 2017


With the exception of a V12-powered Formula One car, few four-wheeled machines sound as good as a Mazda race car with a quad-rotor engine.
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Life Looks Good Behind The Wheel Of A Mazda MX-5 RF 19
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Mazda, Mazda MX-5, Mazda MX-5 / Miata, Mazda Videos, reviews, video on 08 19th, 2017


Of course, it's not a Porsche 911 Targa, but the Mazda MX-5 RF only costs a fraction of that car, and don't forget, it's based on the most popular roadster ever.
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The 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Is Perhaps The Best Yet 9
Aug
Posted by Brad Anderson in Mazda, Mazda MX-5, Mazda MX-5 / Miata, Mazda Videos, video on 08 9th, 2017


To this day, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of the best and most affordable sports cars on sale and updated for the 2017 model year, it is perhaps the best it’s ever been.
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These Are The Best Sports Cars You Can Buy For £5,000 2
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in BMW, BMW Videos, BMW Z4, Fifth Gear, Mazda, Mazda RX-8, Mazda Videos, porsche, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Videos, video on 08 2nd, 2017


From an affordable supermini such as the Ford Fiesta to the 'Ring record-breaker Lamborghini Huracan Performante, we've all seen video reviews about cars that are actually fun to drive rather than just taking you from point A to point B.
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Could The New Mazda CX-5 Be The Best Compact SUV In The Market? 13
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Mazda, Mazda CX-5, Mazda Videos, new cars, reviews, video on 07 13th, 2017


The new CX-5 certainly has its work cut out for it, considering that it goes up against an armada of rivals in the booming compact SUV segment.
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RX-7 Crash Shows Why You Shouldn’t Use Drag Radials On The Street 8
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Drag-Racing, Mazda, Mazda RX-7, Mazda Videos, Offbeat News, video on 07 8th, 2017


Recently, the three-rotor Mazda RX-7 of Rob Dahm set a new rotary half-mile record. Unfortunately, the heavily-modified sports car was crashed just a matter of hours later.
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Rob Dahm’s Three-Rotor RX-7 Just Broke The Rotary Half-Mile Record 6
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Drag-Racing, Mazda, Mazda RX-7, Mazda Videos, tuning, video on 07 6th, 2017


Popular YouTuber Rob Dahm managed to break the half-mile speed record for rotary cars with his three-rotor Mazda RX-7. The highly modified Mazda managed to produce 835hp at the wheels on a dyno the week before and this was its first chance to prove its huge power out in the open.
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Mazda Does A “Real People, Not Actors” Spot Pinning 6 Against Mercedes And Audi 4
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in audi, Audi A4, commercials, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda6, mercedes, Mercedes C-Class, video on 07 4th, 2017


If premium vehicle owners can't tell the difference between a Mazda and something like an Audi A4 or a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, questions need to be raised.
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