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Mazda Spirit

Our HistoryThe Making of Mazda

MAZDA COSMO SPORT

THE BIRTH OF OUR ROTARY ENGINE

When Mazda set out to develop a flawless rotary engine in 1961, it was just a distant pipe dream for other automakers. Our tenacious engineers fought through a number of setbacks like chatter marks on the inner walls of the rotor housing. Ultimately, they conquered these so-called "nail marks of the devil" with high-strength carbon infused seals. The labor of love paid off when they successfully introduced the Cosmo Sport, the world's first volume production sports car powered by a rotary engine.

MAZDA MX-5 MIATA

THE DEBUT OF THE ICONIC ROADSTER

In true Mazda fashion, one passionate engineer dared to be different. At a time when the lightweight sports car segment was all but extinct, Kenichi Yamamoto led the development of the first generation Mazda MX-5 Miata. He and his team had one mission: Build a lightweight sports car that's a pure joy to drive. They stopped at nothing to reach this goal, even incurring extra costs to achieve the agility they were after. In the end, every ounce of effort was worth it. They created a fan favorite, with more than a million Miatas on the road today.

SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY

A WHOLISTIC APPROACH TO DRIVING

We believe vehicles should be engineered to maximize driving dynamics and efficiency: from body construction and engine technology, to the chassis and transmission. So we developed our innovative Mazda SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY to give you the most out of every mile without ever compromising performance. It's just one of the ways Mazda makes driving better.

CONCEPT VEHICLES

IMAGINING THE UNIMAGINED

This is the very question our designers ask themselves when they stare at a blank page. At inception, anything is possible. They have the power to craft true works of art like the Takeri, Shinari, or Mazda's latest concept vehicle, the RX-VISION. Although these vehicles are strictly concept cars and not available for purchase, they're a visual demonstration of how Mazda KODO: "Soul of Motion" design is evolving.