The fourth generation Mazda MX-5 comes as a breath of lightweight fresh-air to the party. Unfortunately, it won’t come with a stronger, more potent hardcore version. We know this for a fact and because Mazda’s MX-5 program manager – Nobuhiro Yamamoto – confirmed this to Top Gear at the Goodwood … read more
Mazda‘s one and only win at Le Mans came in 1991. Now, nearly 25 years later, the zoom-zoom brand may be considering a comeback. Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the engineer behind the Le Mans-winning rotary-powered 787B prototype as well as the new 2016 MX-5 Miata road car, told Top Gear that he can “imagine a … read more
Mazda MX-5 Program Manager Nobuhiro Yamamoto has revealed the roadster won’t be getting any high-performance variants.
Speaking to Top Gear at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Yamamoto said “It’s important not to get hung up on numbers” because “the driving experience and feeling is more important than … read more
A newfound maturity is making its way through Toyota’s Scion brand, as seen with the introduction of two new vehicles. Starting with the first sedan in the lineup, the new iA, and carrying on with the more mature appearing iM, it’s clear that Scion is intent on spreading its wings and exposure into … read more
1991 was a pretty historic year for Mazda. Not only was the then-new Miata singlehandedly reviving the roadster segment, the 787B race car was dominating other cars on the track with its high-revving Wankel rotary engine. The 787B took the overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and was Mazda’s … read more
Mazda has told TopGear.com that we won’t see any hardcore performance variants of the new MX-5. Boo.
Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the programme manager for the new MX-5 – and mastermind behind Mazda’s Le Mans-winning 787B prototype – confirmed the news while speaking at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
“It’s important … read more
Renault has published a teaser video that previews the upcoming Talisman. Set to replace the eight-year old third-generation Laguna, the Talisman will be presented to the public for the first time this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Talisman will fight head-to-head against the Mazda Mazda6, … read more
The iconic Mazda MX-5 has been racing ever since it revived the idea of an affordable two-seat roadster after its unveiling at the 1989 Chicago auto show.
Brilliant handling, cat-like agility and utterly dependable, the MX-5 has been slaying more powerful rivals on the road and track for years.
Even … read more
The key engineer behind Mazda’s success at the Le Mans 24-Hour in 1991 believes the Japanese carmaker should have another crack at the big race – using rotary power.
Speaking with Top Gear UK, Nobuhiro Yamamoto made the declaration while watching some of Mazda’s favourite race cars doing their thing … read more
First Drive Review The 2016 Scion iA is a great little car, but there are two things we’re all going to have to get over in regard to the new subcompact. First, Scion rebadged a Mazda 2 to bring the iA to life. And second: its awkward nose. Those may or may not be insurmountable hurdles, depending … read more