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The Hellcat Miata

The Hellcat Miata

KarrMedia and VMP Performance worked to create and tune this tiny monster – an older model Mazda MX-5 Miata with a 707hp supercharged V8 Hellcat engine up front. They had to cut holes in the hood and firewall to make it fit, but connected to a 6-speed Tremec manual and a Ford 8.8 rear axle, it’s a bonkers little burnout machine.

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Road Trip: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

We recently took the newly upgraded 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata on a 600 mile road trip through scenic Southern California. Check out some of the sights we took in with the top down, and then check out our first drive review and driving impressions on 95Octane.

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Mazda KAI Concept

Mazda KAI Concept

One of two beautiful concept designs that Mazda brought to the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, the KAI to pushes the limits of Mazda’s excellent “KODO” design language, and is more than likely the muse for the next-gen Mazda3 5-door. Mazda, please build it exactly like this.

Exocet Miata Kit

Exocet Miata Kit

Exomotive’s Exocet body kit lets you turn a ’90s Mazda Miata into a budget Atom. Choose from a casual, sport or a racing kit with a full roll cage and steel floors. It also has optional wing, windshield and fender mounting kits.

World’s Smallest Muscle Car

World’s Smallest Muscle Car

We may be big fans of the latest-gen Mazda Miata, but we’ve never driven one with a 532 hp stuffed under the hood. DRIVETRIBE editor Henry Catchpole went for a ride in one of Flyin’ Miata’s heavily-modded roadsters, which packs a 6.2-liter Chevy LS3 V8 engine.

Driven: 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

Driven: 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

We had the opportunity to take the new retractable fastback version of the MX-5 Miata for a spin through the hills of Southern Cali. The MX-5 RF is every bit as fun as the roadster, looks amazing, and offers added shelter from the elements. Full review on 95octane.

Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition

Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Edition

A limited-edition of just 1,000 of the 2017 retractable roof fastback Miata. The MX-5 RF Launch Edition comes in Grand Touring trim, and has just one option – a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. Each buyer will also receive a custom 42mm Tourneau watch as a memento.

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF

The already amazingly good Mazda MX-5 Miata gets a retractable targa-style top, which frankly, makes this the looking MX-5 ever, with its smooth, fastback look when closed. Not only does the roof retract, but the back window folds to allow for maximum exhaust note ear candy.

Miata Ice Drifting

Miata Ice Drifting

Mazda sent us to Colorado to test their latest all-wheel drive tech (and we’ll cover that on 95octane soon enough.) But they also gave us a special treat – time behind the wheel of new MX-5s shod in Bridgestone Blizzak tires, then set us loose on the ice and snow.

Mazda MX-5 RS Racing Concept

Mazda MX-5 RS Racing Concept

While we’re still waiting for a Mazdaspeed variant of the MX-5, we’ve got the RS Racing Concept, a beautifully blacked-out Miata, rocking sport aero with red accents, Recaro seats, performance brakes, height-adjustable suspension, and performance chassis tweaks.

1500 hp Drift Miata

1500 hp Drift Miata

Fresh from the factory, a Mazda MX-5 Miata comes with just North of 100 hp. But drift racer Mad Mike Whiddett outfitted his “RADBUL” Miata with a 1500 hp twin-turbo rotary engine. While the stock MX-5 hugs corners, the RADBUL scorches them instead.

2017 FIAT 124 Spyder

2017 FIAT 124 Spyder

Sharing its bones with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the 124 Spyder pays homage to FIAT’s roadster heritage. The Miata drives great, and FIAT’s styling looks great, so we have no complaints here. An added bonus: its 1.4L turbo 4 makes 24% more torque than Mazda’s engine.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Concepts

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Concepts

It almost seems like Mazda is doing its fans a disservice by dangling these cool 2016 MX-5 Miata concepts in front of our faces. The Spyder is an homage to classic roadsters, while the Speedster is a pure sports car, weighing just 2080 lb.

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Mazda RX-VISION Concept

Mazda RX-VISION Concept

Mazda’s latest concept sports coupe appears to be the next in the RX-7, RX-8 lineage, with a fuel-efficient and powerful rotary engine and a rear-wheel drivetrain, wrapped up in a wide, low-slung form that embodies the company’s “soul of motion” design language.

Eye Candy: 2016 Mazda MX-5

Eye Candy: 2016 Mazda MX-5

Mazda was kind enough to put us behind the wheel of the brand new MX-5 Miata along the California coast. The lightweight new model not only looks awesome, it drives like an amusement park ride. Read our full review on 95octane.

2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Mazda CX-3

A fun and spirited new ride, the Mazda CX-3 offers above-grade design and features, and sharp and sporty handling, all in a vehicle that will fit in tight spaces and won’t break the bank. Find out how we think it drives on 95octane.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda celebrates the MX-5 roadster’s 25th anniversary by releasing an updated model. The 2016 MX-5 Miata is wider, lower and lighter than the previous model; no word on the drivetrain yet. Skip to 6:50 for the reveal. More on 95octane.

Mazda Super20

Mazda Super20

Motor Trend puts us behind the wheel of the ultimate Miata, a ride built to celebrate the little roadster’s 20th anniversary. This tiny beast has been upgraded with a supercharger, improved suspension, and grippy R-compound tires.

Drifting Crown Range

Drifting Crown Range

Red Bull scored the drive of a lifetime, closing off New Zealand’s hairpin-filled Crown Range highway so driver “Mad Mike” Whiddett could burn it up with his 750hp Mazda RX7 as a helicopter captured his hooning from above.

Mazda Shinari 4 Door Coupe

Mazda Shinari 4 Door Coupe

Mazda’s Shinari concept is a 4 door coupe style sports sedan that represents future design direction for the brand. They’re also planning vehicle fit and finish upgrades to match that of BMW and Audi.

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MX-5 Matte and Black SE

MX-5 Matte and Black SE

It’s Euro-only, but Mazda’s MX-5 Matte and Black Special Edition looks bad-ass in black; it celebrates the Miata’s 20th birthday in France and sports a 2.0L four banger with 167 hp.

Mazda MX-5 Superlight

Mazda MX-5 Superlight

Stripped of its top and even its windscreen, Mazda’s MX-5 Superlight stays true to its name with a weight of just 2,194 pounds; it even sips gas lightly, with a fuel efficiency of 37.3 mpg.

20th Anniversary MX-5

20th Anniversary MX-5

Celebrating two decades of Miata, Mazda has released a 20th Anniversary MX-5 for JDM only; it’ll come in white with special badges, clear foglights, and heated red/black Recaro seats.

2010 Mazdaspeed3

2010 Mazdaspeed3

Our favorite grinning hatch gets teeth with the 2010 Mazdaspeed3; a hood scoop, revised grill, bigger shoes, fog lamps and twin exhaust join a power bump to 268hp at the end of 2009.

Mazda3 Hatchback

Mazda3 Hatchback

We previewed the 2010 Mazda3 sedan here, but we think the second-gen’s lines (and yes, that ridiculous grin) suit the hatchback better; it’ll premiere on 12/3 at the Bologna Auto Show.

2010 Mazda3

2010 Mazda3

Released ahead of the LA Auto Show, these pics for the 2010 Mazda3 show a more expressive front end which brings it in line with the RX-8; it’ll be available as a 2.0L or 2.5L sedan.

2009 Mazda MX-5

2009 Mazda MX-5

Always eager to gobble up twisties, Mazda’s 2009 MX-5 receives a 500 rpm rev limit boost, a crisper, sportier engine note, a refreshed give-point grille and wider rear bumper.

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