The UK tuner has decided the Japanese classic open-top Mazda MX-5 Miata could do with some added oomph, so they turned it up to 214 hp – and can complete the transformation with better handling as well.
Britain’s BBR is very much passionate about the little roadster, and the company has come up with yet another kit – dubbed Super 200+ – for the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which lifts the output to a god looking 214 horsepower (159.6 kilowatts) and 183 pound-feet (248.1 Newton-meters) of torque. These are major increases compared to the standard rating of 158 hp (118 kW) and 148 pound-feet (200 Nm) in the United Kingdom – so the 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint now takes just 5.65 seconds – compared to the standard 7.3 seconds acceleration.
New intake and exhaust camshafts, updated valve springs, four-into-one stainless steel exhaust, cold-air intake, and modified ECU software is on the menu. Also available on the Plus tune is the stainless steel exhaust center section with a 2.5-inch diameter and matching silencers for a total of $1,196 (890 pounds) more, as well as a tuned cylinder head using a flowbench. The latter will even take power to over 225 hp (167.8 kW). BBR also has on point custom tuned Koni dampers with matching lowering springs, adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars and bigger brake calipers with larger pads.