The Mazda MX-5 Miata has been subjected to a wide range of engine swaps from motorcycle engines all the way up to V12s. One of the early V6 swaps was sanctioned by Mazda and almost reached niche production. The division responsible for this project was M2 Incorporated. In the early 1990s, Mazda established the… »
A few weeks ago, I got to live out one of my boyhood dreams, I drove a supercar. Hard. The car, a McLaren 650S, the power, 641 hp. It screamed like an F-22 Raptor, or maybe that was just me?
It seems that when your usual Jalopnik reader is asked, what is the perfect car, the answers can be depicted in this simple chart: »
Car life has phases. My Volvo 240 phase (which in an appropriately hipster turn, happened before they were cool) was a short-lived era in my teens. My bad-at-autocrossing, e-brake heavy Mazda 3 phase occurred in college and ended far too quickly when I mistakenly thought I was cleverer than I truly was and sold it.… »
The classically perfect configuration of 2 doors, 2 seats, a soft top roof which can be stowed in a cubby behind your occipital lobes, a small displacement engine with enough power to “feel” faster than your co-workers’ Corolla, 5 or 6 speed manual transmission to handle the power that will inevitably reach the rear… »
Its quite good. Seeing it for the first time on youtube, may already have aired in Freedomland. Aaron Paul is the narrator. »
I think the 3” tip size is perfect. It isn’t flashy or tasteless, but a well proportioned, understated, and quality look . It looks like it was designed specifically for this car... Oh wait, it was. Thanks to Jason at Enthuzacar for some quality work. This system really is a work of art. »
Well it seems some info from some “close sources” (for what it’s worth) have divulged some details on Toyotas next sports car that would be placed below the Twins. It will pay homage to the Toyota Sports 800, a small RWD coupe. »
The first thing you notice when you get on site is the boneyard. To get to the paddock area, you drive around the perimeter of the course, cordoned off from the rest of the world by an army of skinny orange pylons and lengths upon lengths of yellow safety tape, and through the aircraft graveyard itself. Once past the… »
My aim here is to tell a story of a bond between human and machine, a brief fleeting moment of happiness that was almost too good to be true. I’m writing these words with sadness in my heart, a stark contrast to the happiness this car brought to me and others. Read on, as I’m sure I’m not the only one left heart… »
So I’ve had 10 things I’ve been wanting to post and now I’ve drawn a blank. So I figured I’d just say hi. »
[Pictured: Mathias Rios sprinting after his runaway Miata, Brian Silvestro collapsing from laughter.
Step right up and see the love child of a Miata and classic Cadillac! Only available at your Florida body shop! Another pic below. »
I have done it. I’ve been passionate about cars and racing my entire life, I autocrossed for the first time in 2008, and now, after 27 years, I am a licensed race car driver... and a race winner. »
Let’s pretend we have a sum of money, call it 5-10k over 6 months to build a track/autocross car. It has to be street legal, and retain the ability to carry a wide for an afternoon without too much conplaints. Obviously we want to start with a miata, mazdaspeed would be nice but rather pricey. »