2006 Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

2006 Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

2006 Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

At the 2005 SEMA Show, Mazda displayed a pre-production version of their third-gen Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata.

The most noticeable change is the aggressive front facia, styled wheel sills and a lower overall stance. At the rear, a bolt on facia complements a three piece rear spoiler and much larger exhaust tips.

Chassis improvements include a front tower strut brace, height-adjustable coil-overs, and 18 inch forged aluminum wheels.

Inside, the Mazdaspeed Miata gets the usual carbon fiber and aluminum accents.

No word yet on the engine modifications that Mazdaspeed are preparing for the car, most likely they are still in the development phase.

Story by Richard Owen for Supercars.net

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine Inline-4
position Front
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/VVT
fuel feed Multi-Port Electronic Fuel Injection
displacement 1999 cc / 122.0 in³
bore 87.38 mm / 3.44 in
stroke 83.06 mm / 3.27 in
compression 10.8:1
power 126.8 kw / 170 bhp @ 6700 rpm
specific output 85.04 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 151.52 bhp per tonne
torque 189.81 nm / 140 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm
redline 6700
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Grand Touring
front brakes Ventilated Discs
f brake size x 290 mm / x 11.4 in
rear brakes Solid Discs
r brake size x 279 mm / x 11.0 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 19.0 cm / 18 x 7.5 in
rear wheels R 45.7 x 19.0 cm / 18 x 7.5 in
steering Rack-and-Pinion w/Power Assist
curb weight 1122 kg / 2474 lbs
transmission 6-Speed Manual (opt 5-Speed, or 6-Speed Sport Auto)
gear ratios 3.82:1, 2.26:1, 1.64:1, 1.18:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1, :1
final drive 4.10:1