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Offline Si68

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Ultimate MX-5
« on: August 08, 2009, 11:36:45 AM »
"Options open to engineers include the turbocharged 2.3-litre unit that offers up to 260bhp in the Mazda 3 MPS"   :o

Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/239647/ultimate_mx5_revealed.html#ixzz0NaQWZLOw
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Re: Ultimate MX-5
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 11:38:28 AM »
"Options open to engineers include the turbocharged 2.3-litre unit that offers up to 260bhp in the Mazda 3 MPS"   :o

Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/239647/ultimate_mx5_revealed.html#ixzz0NaQWZLOw


  .......  and rear wheel drive ?   I WANT ONE PRONTO !!    ;D ;D
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Re: Ultimate MX-5
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 12:53:06 PM »
id like to see how they fit it in...the 2.0 barely fits...the 2.3 is quite a bit bigger....2.3 with the turbo barely fits in the 3.

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Re: Ultimate MX-5
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 10:01:24 AM »
"Options open to engineers include the turbocharged 2.3-litre unit that offers up to 260bhp in the Mazda 3 MPS"   :o

Read more: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/239647/ultimate_mx5_revealed.html#ixzz0NaQWZLOw


Personally, after driving the MX-5 sport we used to have (Mk2.5 146hp and Limited slip diff), the thought of the MPS turbo kicking in at 3000rpm on a wet roundabout petrifies me!!!!

That car could be easily slid round with 100hp less and a progressive throttle!!

Haven't driven a mk3 but i just don't believe the MX5 needs that power!
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Re: Ultimate MX-5
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 04:09:28 PM »
I Agree, I managed to do a pretty impressive 180 drift in ours (M reg 1.8 Import) after it stepped out on a bend.

Quite pleased I kept it going and did not hit the curb or signs or cars or people lol........................


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Re: Ultimate MX-5
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2009, 11:14:17 AM »
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Re: Ultimate MX-5
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 01:18:04 AM »
This is wicked. Does anyone have any news on the latest about the Mazda Furai concept car? Or rumors of a possible new RX-7 or RX-9?
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Re: Ultimate MX-5
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010, 04:17:57 PM »
there is definately an New RX7 coming, but its not what you think. It wont be competative with the skyline GTR35 or the new 'supra'. It will be a competitor to the Hyundai genesis coupe and Subaru/Toyota FT-86.

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Re: Ultimate MX-5
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010, 04:17:57 PM »