MONTEREY, CA ‚Äď Mazda Motor Corp. engineers were tempted to significantly boost horsepower on the new ‚Äô10 Mazdaspeed3, but decided against it due to lessons learned. ‚ÄúWe were considering making the car 300 hp and (making) it all-wheel drive, because that‚Äôs kind of the natural evolution of any sports car,‚ÄĚ says Dave Coleman, product-development engineer, Mazda North America Operations. ‚ÄúBut we looked back at our own history and remembered what happened with the RX-7,‚ÄĚ he says at a recent ...
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