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    Video: Electric Miata smokes Tesla Model S at the track
    It May Be An Unfair Fight, But It's Still Fun 1404858540

    Yes, folks, you read that headline right. A souped up battery-electric version of a Mazda Miata took down a Tesla Model S on a quarter-mile drag strip. And it wasn't even close. Road Test TV was kind enough to post a video of a forest-green Miata (and its very stoked driver) doing a quarter-mile ...

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    SEMA: Mazda shows off lightweight, isobutanol-powered MX-5 Miata Spyder at SEMA

    Mazda has given SEMA goers something to get excited about this week with this MX-5 Miata concept. The MX-5 Miata Spyder Concept (above) has done away with the standard car's folding soft top or retractable hard top mechanism in favor of a lightweight grenadine-red canvas covering à la the ...

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    New kit makes converting your Miata to electric power easier than ever

    If you want a drop-top electric two seater and you have $100,000 burning a hole in your very high quality wallet, you can stop at on your local Tesla dealer to find satisfaction (if you hurry). However, finding an inexpensive convertible EV can be an issue – unless your plans include a ...

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    Report: Mazda attempting to strip 720 pounds from next-gen MX-5 Miata

    According to Edmunds' Auto Observer, which in turn cites a "senior insider," Mazda engineers have been tasked with cutting at least 720 pounds from the MX-5 Miata before its debut in 2012. That means – are you ready for this? – that Mazda engineers are attempting to transform a ...

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    Mazda sets lightweight target of 2,200 pounds for next-gen MX-5

    2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The original Mazda MX-5 made its U.S. debut in 1989, and back then, the Miata was a lithe little roadster that immediately drew praise for its superior handling and a fun-to-drive nature. Each generation that followed packed on ...

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    REPORT: 2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata to get SKY-G power

    Mazda MX-5 Miata Superlight Concept -- Click above for high-res image gallery
    Big changes for the Miata? As a blog that's gone on record as adoring the current iteration of Mazda's quintessential sportscar, that notion is a bit worrisome. But we're a bit calmed down by the thought that the ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: Mazda MX-5 Superlight makes us wonder how we'd spend our other two wishes

    Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're one of the many enthusiasts out there oohing and ahhing over the pair of pre-production Mini concepts that debuted in Frankfurt today, know that the BMW division isn't the only one here with a tempting ...

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    REPORT: Mazda to release new fuel efficient engine in 2011

    Mazda RX-8 R3 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mazda's previously announced promise to boost the fuel efficiency of its fleet of cars and trucks by 30 percent will officially kick off in the year 2011 as the Japanese automaker releases a new series of efficient powertrains, starting with ...

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    Frankfurt Preview: Mazda MX-5 Superlight

    Mazda MX-5 Superlight Show Car - Click above for high-res gallery
    Mazda will display a concept version of the MX-5 Superlight at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show that combines eco-consciousness with enhanced performance. Mazda isn't pretending we'll get to see the MX-5 Superlight on the road any time ...

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    New automaker V-Vehicle Co. sets up shop in idled GM plant in Louisiana

    Wither natural gas? T. Boone Pickens was last heard strongly supporting using the abundant North American fossil fuel as a means of moving the U.S. away from foreign oil. Today, though, the Texas oil man (and almost wind man) was revealed as an investor in a new automotive company called V-Vehicle ...

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    Mazda MX-5 to get lighter, alternative engines?

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Mazda MX-5
    It may be tougher than you think to produce a simple roadster like the Mazda MX-5. Mazda is currently hard at work on the next generation of the sporty little car, and the automaker is concerned with its efficiency. To help matters, Mazda ...

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    Owner-converted 1990 Mazda Miata Electric Car

    Tipster and reader of our site Manu shared a link to this 1990 Mazda Miata which has been converted to electric. This particular car is fully electric, not a biodiesel/electric hybrid like the one we showed you a bit earlier. Using thirteen Optima D31M 75AH Blue Top Marine deep cycle batteries, the ...

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    Building the "Zero-Carbon Car" out of a Miata, incl. biodiesel hybrid drivetrain

    As a reader of our site, you very well may dream of driving a zero-carbon car. In fact, you may even dream of building it yourself, if you are fed up with the offerings of the established carmakers. There are numerous examples of individuals like yourself who have taken it upon themselves to build ...


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