Mazda MX-5 Receives Super 175 Upgrade Courtesy of BBR

Seeing a customized Mazda MX-5 on the streets is a rare thing, and when that happens, it means that it comes with a thorough tuning package comprising both the exterior as well as the engine under the hood.

The Mazda MX-5 looks even hotter with the bespoke styling bits surrounding the front grille and rear bumper, adding some mechanical bits that announce an important power boost under the hood.

Speaking about performance, the all-new MX-5 is now perfect for some serious and loud take-off, thanks to the new power kit. But Neil McKay, CEO at BR, better explains the makings of the Mazda MX-5.

“Given the relatively high weight of the NC variants of the MX-5, these cars need as much help as they can get to satisfy the needs of the performance enthusiast, but with a priority on retaining everyday drivability from a smaller capacity engine. I am delighted to say that we have achieved these twin goals by utilizing BBR’s vast experience with normally aspirated tuning to deliver a wallet-friendly conversion with a minimal insurance loading.”

The technicians have thus installed what they called the Super 175 power package, consisting of a new camshaft with lift and timing specifications, adding as well a 4 into 1 tubular stainless steel exhaust manifold, high-performance exhaust system and an ECU remapping. And the power at 3,000 rpm is purely mind-blowing for a Mazda MX-5.

We are looking here at a 1.8-liter engine, now capable of developing 175 horsepower and 194 Nm of torque, which makes it extremely fast from 0 to 100 km/h, and that despite the fact that the tuner has not yet released the official figures. We are looking here at 39 horsepower and 15 Nm of torque more than the standard 175 horsepower and 143 lb-ft of torque.

In terms of pricing, the BBR Mazda MX-5 Super 175 Package costs 1,995 pounds, which is a real bargain, by-the-way.

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Written by Eduard Huma

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