For those who have never heard of Rob Dahm, he went from fixing computers to becoming a master of custom-built rotary engines. His four-rotor Mazda RX-7 with a 94mm turbocharger makes over 1,000 hp and recently was pit against a Jeep Trackhawk in a drag racing showdown for the latest Hoonigan segment.
An electric Mazda MX-5 Miata was possibly teased in the company’s Mid-Term Management Plan, which outlines their policies up to 2030. They set out to implement a three-phase approach through 2030 and will flexibly address electrification, with the first making use of their technology assets to achieve a reduction in our environmental footprint as well as produce attractive products.
Rome-based Gorgona Cars showcased their Mazda NM Concept at Italy’s national MX-5 gathering, and it is a stunner to say the least. It started out as a standard first-generation ‘NA’ MX-5 before the team removed its windshield, placed a metal cover over the passenger seat, welded the bottom section of each door, and then fitted a small aerodynamic piece behind the driver’s seat.
Making its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, the 2020 Mazda MX-30 crossover is the automaker’s first production electric vehicle. The Euro-spec modelis powered by one electric motor producing 143 horsepower, paired with a 35.5kWh battery that offers a 130-mile range when fully charged. Inside, the open-feeling cabin sports an eco-friendly theme that uses cork for the console tray sourced from trees that aren’t felled, recycled plastic door trim, recycled fabrics, and a seven-inch touchscreen.