In terms of investment potential, the prices of cars which formerly starred in movies are accelerating faster than the already bullish collectible car and movie memorabilia markets. This week Herbie (The Love Bug) set a new world record for a Volkswagen Beetle at $126,500 to become one of the top 50 movie cars ever sold at auction
. We've also scoured the auction results of the last ten years to show how much movie cars are appreciating.
If you're listening to a stereo outdoors, it goes without saying that
the acoustics are going to differ from if you're listening to it
indoors. With that in mind, Bose has designed a sound system for Mazda's
new 2016 MX-5 Miata, that has both roof-up and roof-down equalization settings.
Japanese carmaker Mazda has applied its Kodo design philosophy to two new artworks. The firm has unveiled its Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo concepts as part of Milan Design Week. The designs seek to portray the "effortless and powerful" movement of wild animals.
One of a handful of motoring events that attracts one of the most commercially-desirable audiences of high net worth individuals in the world, Gizmag looks at what to expect at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance and surrounding auctions. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car, Marlene Dietrich's Rolls Royce, plus 37 cars we think are capable of achieving a million dollars or more when they cross the auction block. What's more, you can watch the auctions on the internet for free. Captivating entertainment for enthusiasts.
The sporty Mazda Miata may not be at the top of many "green car" lists, but the 2016 model
will nonetheless be the first vehicle to incorporate parts made from a new bioplastic developed by the automaker. The plastic is based on plant-derived materials instead of petroleum, and doesn't need to be painted.
The 2016 Mazda MX-5, aka the Miata, had its global unveiling in Monterey, California tonight after remaining one of the industry’s best kept secrets. This year marks the 25th anniversary
for the car, which holds the title as the best selling roadster of all time – so no pressure on the design team.
Unveiled today amid high expectations, the 2016 Mazda 2 shows design similarities to the Hazumi Concept
unveiled in Geneva earlier this year and will be offered with a range of engines including a 1.5 liter SKYACTIV diesel.
In spite of the saying "ain't no replacement for displacement," manufacturers are making their engines smaller by the day. Ford has its 1.0-liter EcoBoost
, and Mini a 1.5-liter three cylinder motor. Renault's next Twingo will feature not only a 1.0-liter engine, but a 900cc motor making 90hp. Now, Mazda has joined the global trend for downsizing engines with its new turbocharged 1.5-liter SKYACTIV diesel. After teasing us
at the Geneva Motor Show, the Japanese car company has finally released details of its new motor.
Even though this year's Detroit
auto shows provided us with a number of big concept releases and production debuts, the New York Auto Show still remains one of North America’s premier events. Gizmag was on the ground last week to investigate some of the show’s more interesting debuts and North American reveals. Here’s our first-hand look at some of the highlights and the key designs from the 2014 show.