Brendan McAleer Drives the Autozam AZ-1

By  July 20, 2015
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Mazda Autozam AZ-1Two days after driving this thing, I had a McLaren 650S for a day. A friend asked what it was like. “Pretty fast,” I replied, “But it’s no AZ-1.”

Here it is, clearly the best of the kei-cars I’ve ever driven, and I’ve driven a few (please note: won’t drive a Honda Beat until later this year, so there may be an update). How the heck can you cram this much character in a car with the footprint of a Barbie Corvette? Gullwing doors, mid-mounted turbocharged engine, Mazdaspeed aero upgrades, side-strakes, 63hp. Oh right, 63 hp. That’s… not a lot. (more…)

Re-shared from Brendan McAleer, Text and Photography by Brendan McAleer