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2001 Mazda MX-5 MPS Concept

2001 Mazda MX-5 MPS Concept

2001 Mazda MX-5 MPS Concept

Mazda hope to strengthen their brand image with the release of the special MX-5 MPS roadster. MPS stands for Mazda Performance Series, an upgrade which may be an option on upcoming production MX-5s. The MPS features numerous performance, functional & design enhancements. Mazda turned to it’s affiliate Mazda Speed to include racing technology in the MPS line. Mazda Speed is the same company that took the rotary 787B to victory at LeMans in 1991.

The tuned 1930cc engine now produces 200HP (147kW) thanks to independant throttles and an agressive camshaft.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine BP-VE Inline-4
displacement 1930 cc / 117.8 in³
power 149.1 kw / 199.9 bhp @ 7000 rpm
specific output 103.58 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
torque 196 nm / 144.6 ft lbs @ 6000 rpm
front brakes Vented Disc
f brake size x 314 mm / x 12.4 in
rear brakes Discs
r brake size x 314 mm / x 12.4 in
front wheels F 43.2 x 17.8 cm / 17.0 x 7.0 in
rear wheels R 43.2 x 17.8 cm / 17.0 x 7.0 in
curb weight 1060 kg / 2337 lbs
wheelbase 2265 mm / 89.2 in
front track 1465 mm / 57.7 in
rear track 1500 mm / 59.1 in
length 3925 mm / 154.5 in
width 1740 mm / 68.5 in
height 1220 mm / 48.0 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1