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Mazda Drops “Boosted Big-Block” Into Scrappy Mazda2 - Intel

Dubbed the Turbo2, the car runs a 2.3-liter Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) turbo MZR engine.

Jan 11, 2012
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The Mazda2 is Mazda’s offshoot of the Ford Fiesta. At 100-horsepower the 2 flexes less power than its Blue Oval brethren but we think its has better driving dynamics. So our eyebrows got a rise when we heard Mazda had shoehorned a Mazdaspeed3 powerplant into the mighty mite’s engine bay. Dubbed the Turbo2, the car runs a 2.3-liter Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) turbo MZR engine rated at 263 horsepower, that’s plus 163 ponies over stock.

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The Zoom-Zoom factor has been further increased with an H&R coilover suspension kit, Corksport sway bars and customized Brembo front brakes with 13-inch ventilated and slotted rotors. The rear brakes remain Mazda stock parts. Yokohama ADVAN Neova 215/40R17 performance tires are wrapped around blacked-out 17-inch OZ Racing wheels. While this is a cool SEMA car for Mazda not a ‘design exercise’ it does make for some interesting daydreams on the aftermarket side of the brain.

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