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Old December 11th, 2003, 05:39 PM   #1
 
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Mazdaspeed miata

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Fitted with a turbocharger and air-to-air intercooler, the 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine now makes 178 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 166 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm, 25 and 33 percent more respectively than the normally aspirated Miata. That, combined with a short-throw, six-speed gearbox and MAZDASPEED sport-tuned and lowered suspension, makes for an amazingly quick and agile car.

To handle the extra power from the turbocharging system, the engine block is modified to accommodate the oil line for the turbo, the cooling system receives an increased radiator core volume, the six-speed manual transmission, clutch and pressure plate, driveshaft and differential all have been optimized, and a Denso tube-fin air-to-air intercooler added.

The already-able Miata chassis gets dropped 7mm in ride height through the use of shorter springs with increased spring rates, MAZDASPEED-tuned Bilstein dampers, larger front and rear stabilizer bars and a front strut tower brace. Mazda engineers meticulously tuned the suspension to get the most out of the turbocharged powerplant, deftly handling the brute power sent through the Bosch torque-sensing limited slip differential to the 17-inch Racing Hart aluminum alloy wheels shod with Toyo Proxes R28 205/40R17 80W high-performance tires. All four corners receive silver-painted brake calipers and ABS.

The exterior, colored in either Velocity Red Mica or Titanium Gray Metallic and subtly tattooed with MAZDASPEED and MX-5 badging, sports smoked headlamps and a unique front under-spoiler with recessed fog lamps. From the back, a rear under-spoiler, rear deck spoiler and large exhaust tip with MAZDASPEED logo is the last image most other cars on the road will see.

When raised, a black vinyl soft top covers black cloth seats with red centers, red door inserts, and a black leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and handbrake with red stitching. Silver instrument panel gauges showcase the MAZDASPEED logo as do the foot pedals, scuff plates, floor mats and body-colored rear view mirror cap. Standard audio is a 225-watt six-speaker Bose® sound system with six-disc CD changer and speed-sensing automatic volume control. A black cloth soft top with black leather bucket seats and red stitching are optional with the Grand Touring Package—the only factory option available.
Im in the process of talking my dad into selling his 99 and getting this bad boy. Its exactly what the miata needs, more power and torque. Still not nearly enough, but 180hp in a miata is still going to be dam fun
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Old December 11th, 2003, 05:43 PM   #2
 
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Finally! A Miata with...well you know what

How much is it?



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Old December 11th, 2003, 06:18 PM   #3
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Old December 11th, 2003, 06:33 PM   #4
 
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Umm... turbo Miata yummy I need a turbo
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at 6'4" i will never drive this car
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at 6'4" i will never drive this car
Sure ya will, just not with the top up

Pics are here: http://www.edmunds.com/future/2005/m...enav..2.Mazda*

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Old December 12th, 2003, 05:47 PM   #7
 
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at 6'4" i will never drive this car
You'll look like those characters in Mario Kart hahaha
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Old December 12th, 2003, 05:57 PM   #8
 
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Everyone wants a turbo these days...sheesh.
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Sure ya will, just not with the top up

Pics are here: http://www.edmunds.com/future/2005/m...enav..2.Mazda*

i remember when the miata first came out and they had it at the auto show, i went with my dad and i sat down in the car and my knee got wedged between the e-brake and the steering wheel. Well i couldnt get my knee out so i had to let the e-brake down and the guy from mazda freaked out. But i had to or else my dad was buying me a miata i couldnt fit in.
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Everyone wants a turbo these days...sheesh.
Not me, S/C



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Old December 13th, 2003, 02:16 AM   #11
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S/C ownz because there isn't any "turbo lag" to make you wait

J/K

That Mazdaspeed Miata is going to be pretty sweet The only problem is, for the price it's probably going to be(I'd bet close to $30k), it's going to face stiff competition from the S2000.
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Old December 16th, 2003, 06:26 PM   #12
 
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From what I've heard there is going to be a Miata with the Renesis engine sometime soon (the rotary engine from the RX-8- 238HP N/A)

A Mazdaspeed/turbocharged version of THAT would be sweet.
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From what I've heard there is going to be a Miata with the Renesis engine sometime soon (the rotary engine from the RX-8- 238HP N/A)

A Mazdaspeed/turbocharged version of THAT would be sweet.
dont count on seeing a turbo rotary anytime soon....mazda is still hurting from the third gen.
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Old December 29th, 2003, 12:17 PM   #14
 
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at 6'4" i will never drive this car
I've driven a Miata before and I'm 6'4," granted I could look over the windscren while driving
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Old December 29th, 2003, 01:46 PM   #15
 
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dont count on seeing a turbo rotary anytime soon....mazda is still hurting from the third gen.
What hapened with the 3rd gen's?
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What hapened with the 3rd gen's?
the thrid gen rx7s liked to blow up alot....i think it had to do with oil pressure droping and also people driving the hell out of them. Its hard to find a 3rd gen Rx7 these days that hasnt either had the engine replaced/rebuilt or isnt about to need it.
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Old January 8th, 2004, 04:39 PM   #17
 
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so is it bad to get a 3rd gen. i was looking into one but the fact that they "like to blow up alot" is kind of turning me off a little bit.
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Old January 8th, 2004, 04:54 PM   #18
 
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Just upgrade all the parts that liked ot blow up to aftermarket and you're good.
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Old January 8th, 2004, 06:56 PM   #19
 
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so is it bad to get a 3rd gen. i was looking into one but the fact that they "like to blow up alot" is kind of turning me off a little bit.
they like to blow up if you turn up the boost or dont take care of them...which most people did turn up the boost and didnt take care of it. If you want a completly reliable car i dont know if i would choose it but if you want a fast car that might need some wotk then this is something to look at.
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Old January 9th, 2004, 06:59 AM   #20
 
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That's funny Nikerey, I had an experience like that with the Toyota MR2 at the dealership. I am 6'5" tall and got in that thing and BARELY fit in it and was looking over the windshied. The sales guy came over and said "ah, sir, I don't think that is the car for you" I see the Miata at my Mazda shop all the time and I wouldn't even attempt to get in it! Too small for us!
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