Hello, speed enthusiasts! Prepare to crick your necks doing a double take at the new MX-5 Mazda Miata and this statement from Mazda’s head of global public relations, Kudo Hidetoshi: “And yes, a turbocharged or MPS variant is one of the options we will definitely consider.” Zoom, zoom.
While the last few models have been lacking the speed boost many MX-5 fans know and love, this upcoming model may fix that. So far, rumor has it that the standard model will keep its 155 hp, 2L, Skyactiv engine. A turbocharged Mazda Miata, even the possibility, puts a new spin on driving fun. The Mazdaspeed version of the Miata was last seen in the early 2000s.
The only issues arises in weight distribution. The Miata, known for being lightweight and affordable, would have to undergo major reengineering to add the boost and maintain a 50:50 weight distribution. Even so, it’s good to know that a Mazdaspeed is under consideration.
Here’s to crossing our fingers for an all-new, boosted, Mazdaspeed MX-5.