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


MX-5 Miata
7 s
MX-6 2.0i-16v
10.4 s
5.5 s

Top speed

MX-5 Miata
130 mph
Boxster S
166 mph
150 mph


MX-5 Miata
19 s
Boxster S
11.9 s
14 s

1/4 mile

MX-5 Miata
15.5 s
Boxster S
13.4 s
14.4 s

Data points Key details of the Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata


MX-5 Miata
Boxster S


MX-5 Miata
178 HP
Boxster S
276 HP
MR2 Turbo
242 HP

In The News From around the web


Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata
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.

Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata
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


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


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


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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