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BBR Mazda MX-5 gets a supercharger and almost 200kW

British tuning company BBR has come up with a number of supercharger upgrades for the Mazda MX-5 sports car. Power can be increased by as much as 74kW on the standard 2.0-litre engine.

The company has developed two different packages; Stage One and Stage Two. These can be adapted to suit 1.8-litre Mk III models, up to the current ‘Mk 3.5’ of today.

For the Stage One kit, the package includes an Eaton MP62 supercharger, an intercooler, higher flowing injectors, and a new air intake system with new pipes. With a StarChip ECU working its magic, the kit provides the following power outputs:

  • 2.0i MK3 – 235 BHP (175 kW) and 190 lb-ft (257 Nm) of torque
  • 2.0i MK3.5 – 241 BHP (180 kW) and 190 lb-ft (257 Nm) of torque
  • 1.8SE MK3 / MK3.5 – 217 BHP (162 kW) and 176 lb-ft (238 Nm) of torque

For those wanting more power, the Stage Two package adds a full stainless steel exhaust system including extractors, a further revised ECU, and a high-flow air filter. The upgrades boost power to the following outputs:

  • 2.0i MK3 – 252 BHP (188 kW) and 208 lb-ft (282 Nm) of torque
  • 2.0i MK3.5 – 258 BHP (192 kW) and 208 lb-ft (282 Nm) of torque
  • 1.8SE MK3 / MK3.5 – 231 BHP (172 kW) and 190 lb-ft (257 Nm) of torque

Prices for the Stage One kit start at £4295 (approximately AU$6737), while Stage Two prices start at £5455 (approximately AU$8556).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.