Mazda to beef up the MX-5?

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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  • dinkel 10 May 2006

    S2000 competition . . . wonder what Honda will do . . . new V6 in an S3000? please . . .

  • Gazboy 10 May 2006

    It still looks amphibious though....

  • skibum 10 May 2006

    mmm 3.0 V6 Vtec (a la NSX) in an S2000 - that would be nice!

  • 225 10 May 2006

    Hopefully it wont be Autocars usual high level of truthfullness and actually happen!

  • manek 10 May 2006

    To be fair, they do say it's only a rumour.

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