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The 2019 Mazda Miata Is Doing The Dang Thing And Bringing 181 HP To America The 2019 Mazda Miata Is Doing The Dang Thing And Bringing 181 HP To America

Just over a week ago, Mazda Japan announced its 2019 Mazda Miata—the light, little car everyone either loves (or hates because everyone else loves it)—will go up to 181 horsepower and a 7,500-RPM redline. It was a huge jump from the current car’s power, but nothing was confirmed for other markets. Until now.

2018's Le Mans LMP2 Winners Disqualified Over Illegal Device Used To Speed Up Pit Stops 2018's Le Mans LMP2 Winners Disqualified Over Illegal Device Used To Speed Up Pit Stops

The 24 Hours of Le Mans might not have had the riveting action like we expected it to thanks to some lame new rules, but at least one battle for the win did get interesting after the race ended. Officials disqualified the winning team in Le Mans’ second-tier class, over an illegal device to speed up pit stops.

Red Bull Racing Will Switch To The Notorious Honda F1 Engines Next Year  Red Bull Racing Will Switch To The Notorious Honda F1 Engines Next Year 

Just last year, Honda Formula One engines were a mix of the biggest joke and the biggest mechanical plague in the sport. “Honda” was so synonymous with “bad” in F1 that you could practically swap the words out in a sentence. Now, Honda is the new engine supplier for F1’s third-best team, Red Bull Racing.

Partially Paralyzed Racer's Ford GT Can Carry His Wheelchair On Its Roof

Aside from the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawks and the Lamborghini Urus (Uruses? Uri?) of the world, most supercars aren’t practical. They’re low to the ground, and they don’t carry much at all. But this Ford GT doesn’t need room to store vital stuff on the inside—its owner just carries his wheelchair on the roof.

This Le Mans-Spec McLaren F1 Could Be Yours For A Price So High You Have To Request It This Le Mans-Spec McLaren F1 Could Be Yours For A Price So High You Have To Request It

There are a few things you learn as you try to navigate through the complex trickery that is life. One of those things is that no one but close family members actually puts in the effort to remember your birthday (thanks, Facebook), and the other is that if you have to request a price for something, it’s too expensive

Driver Dies In Vintage Racing Crash At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park  Driver Dies In Vintage Racing Crash At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park 

Jeff Green, an Illinois dealership owner and former Pro Mazda Championship racer, died Saturday in a wreck at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Green turned 61 just a week before, and friends described him as a “true gentleman who would always help anyone out at any time” in Facebook posts after his death.

Dealership Salesperson Casually Punches Out The Window Of A Car Being Stolen Off The Lot

I don’t break things that cost money for giggles and I’ve never had a situation when I actually needed to punch out a car window, so I can’t tell you if it’s difficult or not. But I can tell you that a Wisconsin dealership salesperson apparently punched a window out of a car being stolen, and it’s impressive.

Here’s How Volkswagen Figured Out Rapid Charging To Race Its ‘Faster Than An F1 Car’ Electric Prototype  Here’s How Volkswagen Figured Out Rapid Charging To Race Its ‘Faster Than An F1 Car’ Electric Prototype 

Electric cars aren’t a new thing at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a 156-turn mountain course where both drivers and automakers go to prove themselves. But running an EV comes with challenges, and Volkswagen had to figure out rapid charging for its 670-horsepower electric prototype in a setting that caters…

Peace Talks Planned In Trump-California Fuel Economy War Peace Talks Planned In Trump-California Fuel Economy War

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Your Guide To The 2018 24 Hours Of Le Mans Your Guide To The 2018 24 Hours Of Le Mans

There are a few sporting events throughout the year that attract even the most casual of fans, just because they’re so big and so important. Like the Indy 500, Daytona 500 or Monaco Grand Prix, the 24 Hours of Le Mans is one. If you’ve committed to watching cars for 24 hours straight this weekend, here’s what you…

F1 Could Start Using A Computerized Checkered Flag After Canadian Grand Prix Mishap F1 Could Start Using A Computerized Checkered Flag After Canadian Grand Prix Mishap

After a miscommunication between officials ended the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix early and caused a lot of grief for Winnie Harlow, the celebrity who waved it, F1 could start using a computerized checkered flag. No, really, F1 may hand the most iconic symbol in motorsports to computers over a rare mistake.

Cat That's Tougher Than You Survives 60 MPH Roof Ride

Last night, I watched one of the new Avengers movies. I actually don’t know whether it was new, because I don’t keep up with them. Thor got his hair cut, if that helps you remember which one I mean. Anyway, it was fine, and so were the action scenes. But this cat riding on the roof of a 60-mph van totally blew all of…

Lawsuit Claims $1.6-Billion Toyota-Mazda Factory Could Push Fish Species To Extinction Lawsuit Claims $1.6-Billion Toyota-Mazda Factory Could Push Fish Species To Extinction

During the entire last half of 2017, more than a dozen U.S. states were making a fuss to become the site of a $1.6-billion production plant for Toyota and Mazda. Now that the companies have picked Alabama, the fuss has changed—the plant could put a rare fish species at risk of extinction, according to a recent lawsuit.

General Motors Just Named Its First Woman CFO General Motors Just Named Its First Woman CFO

Mary Barra became the first woman CEO of a major automaker when she took charge of General Motors in 2013, and years later, she’s still mostly surrounded by men in automotive leadership positions. But in a few months, Barra will have the GM’s first-ever female chief financial officer reporting to her.

This Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Looks Like It Actually Traveled To Hell And Back This Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Looks Like It Actually Traveled To Hell And Back

There are a lot of clever jokes to make with the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat—cat jokes, hell jokes, jokes about how things might break off into your hand at any time. But this Hellcat looks like it traveled to hell and back, and is now ready to claim some poor soul who thinks it’s a feasible project car.

Watch How A Virtual Race Track Is Built 

With virtual motorsports simulators like iRacing, all it takes is logging onto a computer and suddenly be transported to a race track across the world in a race car you’ll probably never get to touch in real life. The virtual driving experience is so realistic, though, you’ll feel like you have. Here’s how iRacing…

Here's Just How Well (Or Poorly) Current Midsize SUVs Will Protect Front Passengers In A Crash 

People are all about hauling other people and things around these days, hence everyone throwing their money at crossovers and SUVs. But not every vehicle protects passengers equally. Before you go out and buy a new midsize SUV, you should probably know how well—or poorly—some of them hold up in a crash.

The New Mazda Miata Will Have 181 HP And A 7,500-RPM Redline  The New Mazda Miata Will Have 181 HP And A 7,500-RPM Redline 

Likely in attempts to tell the entire world to shut it about the Miata needing more horsepower, Mazda is finally giving in. The updated Mazda Miata will have 181 horsepower, a 7,500-RPM redline and a telescopic steering wheel—at least, that’ll be the case in Japan.

Here's What Happened With The Flag Blunder That Ended The F1 Canadian Grand Prix Two Laps Early Here's What Happened With The Flag Blunder That Ended The F1 Canadian Grand Prix Two Laps Early

It wasn’t surprising that Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel took the checkered flag first on Sunday at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. What was surprising was when he took it, since a major miscommunication led the flag to be waved before the finish and effectively end the race more than five miles early.

UK Tabloid Publishes Headline On 'Lewis Hamilton' Police Chase But Omits Important Detail: It's Not The F1 Driver UK Tabloid Publishes Headline On 'Lewis Hamilton' Police Chase But Omits Important Detail: It's Not The F1 Driver

A 20-year-old driver named Lewis Hamilton recently got sentenced to eight months in jail and a temporary ban from driving after a police chase in March, according to the Daily Star. He’s not the Lewis Hamilton most of us are familiar with, not that the Daily Star’s headline would’ve keyed you into that.

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