Mazda Introduces Supercharged MX-5 Yusho

The Mazda MX-5 is one of the most successful roadsters in the world. With a punchy engine at the front, six speed manual transmission in the middle, rear wheel drive at the back and a light weight body, the MX-5 has always been a very fun car to drive.

Now for those who think that the 2.0 litre four cylinder engine in the standard MX-5 just doesn’t cut it, how about a supercharged version? Oh yes! Mazda has commissioned US based tuner Flyin’ Miata to chuck on a supercharger onto the MX-5 four-pot. It’s called the Mazda MX-5 “Yusho”, which in Japanese means “Victory”. The result is 241 horsepower (177kW), an increase of 74hp (54kW) from the standard 167 horsepower (125kW). The power increase is also contributed by a new exhaust system with higher flow rate and centrally positioned dual tailpipes.

To cope with the extra power, the MX-5 Yusho comes standard with a set of Bilstein-Eibach sport suspension and semi-slick tyres wrapped around 17-inch light weight alloy wheels.

The exterior of the MX-5 Yusho can be differentiated from the standard car by the front splitter, carbon fibre diffuser and the black wheels.

Inside, the MX-5 Yusho spots a new suede-trimmed steering wheel and Alcantara sport seats from Recaro.

Apart from the MX-5 Yusho, Mazda has also introduced a special edition of the MX-5 called “Senshu”. It comes with striking body decals, rear diffuser, sport exhaust system and black front grille.

Both the MX-5 Yusho and Senshu will go into production later this year.

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