Based on the design cues of a Lamborghini Reventon, Shawnz from Singapore has finally completed his project car, utilising a Mazda RX-8 as the base for his creation and seeking the assistance of Japanese tuners – Knight Sports, it now aptly carries the name “Blacknightz RX-8″.
The Mitsubishi Evos that had ravaged through Sepang International Circuit on the last two rounds of TIMETOATTACK were nothing short of menacing and intimidating. With cars like Evonne being just a stone throw’s away from the 2:25 mark earlier on, the car that we might see grabbing the fastest time on TIMETOATTACK could possibly be another one of these monsters.
As the weekend approaches, so does the S1K (Sepang 1,000 KM) race to be held on 8th December 2012, as Mazda gets ready to take on other challengers with their inaugural entry of a 1.6L Mazda3 together with Team Fawster Motorsports!
The Mazda RX-8 is the final breed of rotary machines that one could find on the streets today. Although the rotary does come with its own issues, this iconic power plant is still adored by a huge part of the auto community, especially for the level of performance it offers through a small package. And if some of you are thinking of owning this rare specimen, you could actually do so as Bermaz Motor has brought six units of the limited-run RX-8 Spirit R.
The last time Mazda managed to win anything on home turf (Japan) was back in 2005 after having launched the MX-5 (known as Roadster in Japan) and now finally after 7 years have passed, they’ve managed to grab their 4th award at the 22nd Japanese Car of the Year 2012 (COTY) award, which now goes to their Mazda CX-5 with its SkyActiv-D 2.2L diesel engine.
When the Toyota 86 was unveiled, it literally swept the headlines from all corners of the world. Everyone was waiting for it, and wanting to get a ride in it. And although a lot of the critiques were pointing out the lack of power from the 2.0 Subaru boxer unit, it was not that much of a major issue as the handling was simply superb. With that, we could probably assume that the 86 is going to win Japan’s 2012 Car of the Year award hands down.
To all Mazda fans; a while ago we had reported about the plans that Japanese car manufacturer have in reviving the legendary rotary engine and the effort that they are putting in to make it better than the previous version. Although that piece of news is already more than enough to carve a big smile on the rotary lovers’ faces, they might be jumping in joy too as there is a big possibility that the new engine will probably be fitted in an all-new Mazda RX-7.
The weather we are having lately might not be the best for any outdoor activity, and it was too bad for the thousands of fans filling up the Sepang International Circuit to have their fast-paced MotoGP being red-flagged due to the torrential downpour. But earlier on in the morning of 21st October fortunately, the dark clouds still shroud the skies but left the tarmac nice and dry, just as preferred by the Emperor Touge guys to carry on their ascent towards the Ulu Yam touge route.
Some might view Sundays as a perfect opportunity to kick in and have some time out, which also includes hanging up the car keys to let the engine rest for a bit. While that might have sounded great for some, the Emperor Touge guys however prefer to do otherwise. Rather than snoozing off the sunny Sunday morning of 30th September, they fired up their rides to again conquer the twisty uphill course of Genting Highlands for the umpteenth time.
Following Bermaz’s JV announcement with Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan, Bermaz (or rather Mazda Malaysia Sdn Bhd) has also indicated that they’ve brought in the all-new Completely Built-up (CBU) Mazda BT-50 pick-up truck that they say combines total truck utility with looks, style and comfort of a premium passenger car; something they call on as an “Active Lifestyle Vehicle” concept.