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Short Review: Winners of the Le Mans Racing After World War 2

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an automobile endurance racing event held in France each year, that participated racing cars need to run in a closed circuit of 13.629 km in length (Circuit de la Sarthe), for 24 hours continuously with brief stops for refueling/maintenance or change driver.


Above image: the Porsche 919 Hybrid (2015 winner)

There are multiple categories in the race (LMP1, LMP2, GT Endurance Pro, GT Endurance AM). In each race, every category has its corresponding own winner, and there is also an overall winner too...

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Toyota Confirmed Sub-GT86/Scion FR-S Compact Sports Car

It has been rumored for sometime that Toyota has planned a sports car product lineup consist of a total of 3 models: the current GT86 (Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ in the US market), one positioned below it and another one above it.

Today Toyota confirmed the GT86’s little brother, internal code name “69DZ”. The new compact sports car pays homage to the Toyota Sports 800 back in the 1960s (1965 model shown below) and it will look like the Sports 800 wearing the 21th century design language.


According to our Toyota insider, the compact sports car is extremely light, weights less than 1 ton (around 2,200 lbs). It will has the rear-wheel-drive layout, powered by a 1...

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Curb Weight Released

We have been covered the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata extensively in the past year, and you can see lots information from our articles here. Today Mazda finally released the curb weight spec for the US market model.


Here are the numbers:

2016 MX-5 Miata with manual transmission: 2,332 lbs
2016 MX-5 Miata with automatic transmission: 2,381 lbs

For your reference, the current 2015 Miata weights 2,480 lbs (manual transmission), and 2,542 lbs (automatic transmission). So the new model is looking at a 150 – 160 lbs weight saving from the current one.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Output Announced, Possible High Performance Version

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Will Has up to 155HP

We have been covering the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 for a while, which you can see from all our previous reports.


However there is one important spec we did not know until last Friday: the engine output. Here comes the number:

– SKYACTIV-G 1.5L gasoline engine: 129 hp, 110 lb-ft of torque
– SKYACTIV-G 2.0L gasoline engine: 155 hp, 148 lb-ft of torque

In addition to the above two powertrains, Kudo Hidetoshi, head of Mazda global PR, told media that the factory is also considering a turbocharged high performance version of the Miata in the future.

Although the 2...

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Engine Bay: Less Upgrade Potential?

The 2016 Mazda MX-5

During our report of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in last week’s 2014 LA auto show, we actually showed you images of the world’s first batch of the new MX-5 Miata’s engine bay.


Engine Bay Comparison

The 2016 MX-5 Miata is the 4th-generation of the product line, it has big changes compared to the previous generations. Let’s show you a comparison between the 2nd-gen and the 4-gen engine bay. Below, the first photo is the 2nd-generation Mazda MX-5 engine bay:


The next is the latest 4th-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5:


Room For Upgrades?

We can see, the 2016 MX-5 Miata’s engine bay has more parts and is jam packed with little room left.

Some MX-5 Miata owners...

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