Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata 

  • $26k
  • 2004
  • 178 HP 1.8L
  • 130 mph
Racing Hart aluminum alloy wheels are wrapped with Toyo Proxes R28 205/40R17 80W high-performance rubber and are two pounds lighter than the standard Miata 16-inch wheels.
by MotorTrend (May, 2004)
Yes, it's faster: try a quarter-mile run of 14.59 at 93.78-about a 1.3-second improvement over a naturally aspirated Miata.
by MotorTrend (May, 2004)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

0-60mph

MX-5 Miata
7 s
S2000
5.5 s

Top speed

MX-5 Miata
130 mph
Jaguar F-Type S
171 mph
Boxster S
166 mph

0-100mph

MX-5 Miata
19 s
Roadster Base
11.1 s
Boxster S
11.9 s

1/4 mile

MX-5 Miata
15.5 s
Roadster Base
12.7 s
Boxster S
13.4 s

Data points Key details of the Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

Price

MX-5 Miata
$26k

Horsepower

MX-5 Miata
178 HP
Roadster Base
284 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

www.supercars.net
No word yet on the engine modifications that Mazdaspeed are preparing for the car, most likely they are still in the development phase.
Inside, the Mazdaspeed Miata gets the usual carbon fiber and aluminum accents.
10
Dec

Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

www.supercars.net
Harder rubber is also used for the engine and differential mountings to account for increased torque and avoid flexing and wearing due to more extreme temperature changes under the hood.
The already-able Miata chassis gets dropped 7mm in ride height through the use of red-painted, shorter springs with increased spring rates.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Mazdaspeed
Price $25,500
Year 2004

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 14.33 lb/hp
Maximum hp 178 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 166 ft-lb @ 4,500 RPM
Max RPM 6,500 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 1,835 cc
Air compressor Turbocharger
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.27 in / 3.35 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

road tests

Top speed 130 mph
1/4 mile 15.5 s
0-60mph 7 s
0-100mph 19 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Axle ratio 4.1:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 432/? 178
Rear wheels 25/? 178

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,550 lb
Width 66.1 in
Height 48.3 in
Length 155.3 in
Front track width 55.7 in
Wheelbase 89.2 in
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