Harmonic dampers are a component that seems simple on the outside, but there’s a lot more to dampers than you might think. Hear from the experts at Fluidampr.
When it comes to engines, the Mazda rotary is an entirely different animal. When Scott Molitor of Mofab, LLC contacted us and told us he was building a rotary engine for his 2000 Subaru Impreza, we had to know more about the decision to do it, and of course, we wanted to hear all about what it took to make the rotary engine a strong fit.
Mazda has announced the electrification and connectivity strategies that will carry forward its Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 project. As part of this, Mazda’s rotary engine will return to its line-up in the form of a range-extender.
Designed specifically for the extreme load of today’s highly boosted direct injected engines, MAHLE Motorsport now offers a PowerPak and PowerPak+ piston kit for the Mazda MZR machined from MAHLE’s ultra-strong, lightweight, 2618 alloy slipper skirt forgings.
The import market has been gaining more momentum than ever before due to two factors – the age of the market now and more purists focusing on import.
Kenichi Yamamoto, the lead engineer on the team that produced a commercially viable rotary engine for Mazda Motor Company, and later became its president and chairman, died on Dec. 20 near Tokyo. He was 95.
Mazda recently came out with news that it is releasing the first ever compression gasoline powered engine. The engine, known as SkyActiv-X, will be commercially available beginning in 2019.
A standard Miata engine normally aspirated makes about 100 to 115 hp. This Mazda Miata BP4W engine built by Chris Graham of Race Engineering made over 245 horsepower. The Spec Miata it goes in is now so fast that Chris and the car’s owner broke the gas pedal during testing.
A customer recently brought Matt Dickmeyer of Dickmeyer Automotive Engineering a 383 LS1 engine with a few issues. Matt worked his magic to turn this into a 1,300hp turbocharged beast.
What makes Chris Graham’s engine shop Race Engineering a successful business is no secret to him. He realizes that it’s more important to sell relationships than it is to sell a product. That’s not to say his relationship skills are better than his product, because he is well known in the import engine arena for
For the first time in 23 years of testing, a V8 fails to earn a spot on the list, but many of the high-output turbocharged 6-cyl. engines in the competition, even some that didn’t make the cut, generate enough horsepower and torque to fill the void. Two of the honorees are return winners.
The two-car Mazda Prototype race team will be powered by the new gasoline-fueled MZ-2.0T engine this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The engine has been in development for much of the past year and has completed nearly 4,000 test miles.