Mazda MX-5 – Mazda MX-5 on track for turbo | GoAuto

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Speaking at the of the updated MX-5 last Mr Gough said the company’s racing centre was working on of a turbocharged MX-5, hopefully in for the Melbourne motor show in 2001.

Although Mazda built a turbo MX-5 based on the model, the new project would from scratch because of the new with sequential valve

The project is under the guidance of racing strategist Mr Alan who also concocted the Mazda/Eunos built in limited numbers in

The turbo MX-5 would be built in limited numbers, at a premium above the regular

Meanwhile, MX-5 customers be pleased to know the latest benefits from some upgrades – not the least of are a more powerful engine and the of anti-lock brakes as standard.

The updated MX-5 is priced at – an increase of $2150 while the optional hard top $3000 to the cost.

Its 1.8-litre gains variable camshaft to lift power from to 113kW, while torque from 165Nm to an impressive

It is linked to a six-speed manual – the same gearbox in the limited edition model last year.

Automatic has been dropped from the range because sales did not it.

The MX-5 also jumps the structural rigidity bandwagon by a 16 per cent improvement in bending and 22 per cent better torsional

A suspension rework includes the of Bilstein gas dampers to improve

From a safety perspective, airbags and seatbelts with and load limiters make the a more secure place to be.

The MX-5 gets some upgrades as well.

The air intake in the bumper now takes on Mazda’s point styling adopted on other models, including the 626 and and there is a new headlight cluster projector lens low beam and a high beam.

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The rear much the same apart the adoption of new clear-look turning lenses.

Changes inside include new for the instruments, which now use a white and are girt by chrome surrounds. A CD player is incorporated into the and there is a new centre console a container big enough to carry six

Around 900 MX-5s are expected to be in 2000 – a drop in the sales recorded in 1999, was the second-best figure recorded the MX-5 was launched in 1989. MX-5 sales were in the car’s first full when it racked up 1456

Millenia has front end reworked

THE of the updated MX-5 also Mazda the opportunity to present its version of the long-running Mazda/Eunos

Now rebadged Millenia, the 800 continues the effective Miller cycle V6 engine, but gains a dramatic styling rework.

The Millenia in fact, be mistaken for a 626 at first because it adopts all the styling introduced on Mazda’s medium-size including the five-point grille and bonnet curves.

The Millenia gains revised suspension and systems, as well as improved incorporating larger rotors and disc pads. The system as a three-channel, four-sensor arrangement.

The has also been freshened, lighter trim colors and Lexus-style instrument lighting. A Bose sound system a six-disc CD changer is standard.

Both doors also with a more authoritative as a result of reworked door and the addition of extra damping in the The boot shuts with a sound, too.

Mazda the Millenia – nee 800 – in the Mazda range despite a sales pace, essentially to a presence at the upper end of the market and to the existing Mazda/Eunos 800 owner The company expects to sell 200 Millenias a year.

The one model Millenia is priced at $71,250.

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