MONTEREY, CA â Mazda Motor Corp. engineers were tempted to significantly boost horsepower on the new â10 Mazdaspeed3, but decided against it due to lessons learned. âWe were considering making the car 300 hp and (making) it all-wheel drive, because thatâs kind of the natural evolution of any sports car,â says Dave Coleman, product-development engineer, Mazda North America Operations. âBut we looked back at our own history and remembered what happened with the RX-7,â he says at a recent ...
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