BBR-Tuned 2016 Mazda MX-5 in the Works, First Look Revealed
If you weren’t impressed with the 2016 Mazda MX-5 revealed this past fall, this modified Miata in the works from Brodie Brittain Racings (BBR), a UK tuning company, might have you giving the newest MX-5 a second chance.
While the details and official reveal of the BBR-tuned 2016 Mazda MX-5 won’t happen until this spring, the modification firm has released an impressive first photo.
Our interest is certainly piqued.
BBR-Tuned 2016 Mazda MX-5 Looks Better than Factory Model
BBR Tuning put itself on the map last year with its limited edition, turbo-charged GT270 MX-5 (reaching 270-horsepower), followed by a naturally-aspirated, Super 200 package for most MX-5 models that raises horsepower above 200. With critical and brand support, and a combined 50 years of tuning experience, BBR began calling itself “the planet’s leading Mazda tuner.”
The tuning crew got a look at a pre-production version of the roadster before its summer 2015 release to consumers, then began working on a 2.0-liter SkyActiv engine from a Mazda3–supposedly identical to the unit in the upcoming MX-5.
BBR is currently working on on minor body alterations to perfect its visual style for customers, but in the officially-released photo, we can already see a front apron, side skirts, boot lid spoiler, and bigger exhaust tips added. Perhaps we’ll also see a new manifold/intercooler and a remapped ECU like BBR put in last year’s modified Miata.
“Our objective with the all-new MX5 is to achieve the same 200bhp output that we can easily enjoy with simple bolt-on components on the current 2.0-litre NC model, before building on further power upgrades using forced induction,” said BBR director, Neil Mckay.
BBR’s selling point is providing a means for enthusiasts to simply improve performance without hindering the vehicle’s economy.
We have to admit we’re fans of this white BBR-tuned 2016 Mazda MX-5 which supposedly can reach over 200-horsepower with ease.
News Source: Car Scoops