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Wednesday 10th May 2006


256bhp turbocharged MPS version rumoured

Mazda MX-5
Mazda MX-5
Will there be a heated-up version of the evergreen Mazda MX5?

It appears that the iconic roadster, which restarted the roadster market on its own -- will gain an MPS-badged sibling, possibly with up to 256bhp.

Autocar reckons that rumours hint at a go-faster version powered by a Mazda's 2.3-litre turbocharged engine, although this is believed to cause packaging difficulties: they're not sure it'll fit. Another solution would be to turbocharge the exiting 2-litre mill.

Either way, it's clear that the MX-5 chassis can handle the power...

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