2013 Mazda MX-5 with BBR Turbochargers review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 28 November 2013 , 11:11:28 byAngela

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Mazda MX-5 with BBR Turbochargers

It is no longer a secret that the new Mazda MX-5 is well known and beloved by a lot of customers, fans and enthusiasts and not just in Asia. Even so, the engines fitted from the factory were never strong enough, or at least were not capable of generating enough power to be worthy of the name of sports car. This is when aftermarket specialists come in with new ideas to improve the existing model. The engineers found different ways to improve the power delivered for the MX-5. In terms of tuners we have to mention Brodie Brittain Racing, the ones who developed the original turbocharged Mazda MX-5 starting with 1990. This is the responsible team for the launch of the most powerful power upgrade for the well-known roadster.

We will now tell you some more details on the GT270 package developed for the model which offers an improved output of 268 horsepower and 227 lb. ft. of torque. This was possible thanks to the new turbocharger, the advanced electronic upgrades and thanks to the new intercooler. This means an improvement of 108 horsepower and 88 lb. ft. of torque over the 2.0-liter Sport Tech Roadster Coupe which lies at the base of the new model. The new GT270 enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds and to reach a top speed of 150 mph. Now, the 2.0-liter Sport Tech Roadster Coupe can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds and to reach a top speed of 136 mph. The engineers have also offered an uprated Exedy clutch with a higher clamping pressure, just to be sure it handle the torque increase. The price for the model will start at GBP29.995 and the carmaker will only build 100 units.