I’m a huge fan of small cars with a lot of horsepower. Personally, my daily driver is BMW 135i with a DCT transmission. In general, the short wheelbase of a compact car gives you the benefit of having more agility and go-kard like handling. At the 2011 SEMA Show, Mazda fans are being treated with the a new concept called Mazda Turbo2 – a possible hint at what a MazdaSpeed2 could be.
While there is no word of official production, Mazda is likely testing public reaction to see if the company can make a business case for a high-performance Mazda2.
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The Mazda Turbo2 is fitted with the 2.3 liter MZR Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) turbo engine from the MazdaSpeed3. In the 3, the engine is good for 263-hp at 5,500 rpm with a maximum torque of 280 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm.
The Mazda Turbo2 also gets an HR coil over suspension kit, Corksport sway bars and customized Brembo front brakes with 13-inch ventilated and slotted rotors. The rear brakes remain Mazda stock parts. It rides on 17-inch OZ Racing Wheels wrapped in Yokohama ADVAN Neova 215/40R17 performance tires.
Of course, we’re going to help out Mazda here and ask you guys what your thoughts are – should Mazda produce a Mazdaspeed2? Let us know in the poll below.
– By: Omar Rana