BBR Mazda MX-5 Super 180
British tuner comes up with a power package for the Mazda MX-5, something we’ve been waiting for for like 7 years!
The super 180 kit will give the little roadster an extra 22 bhp, but that makes a big difference. Designed to meet the demand for a lower cost engine upgrade that delivers extra response, power, driveability and excitement, the BBR ‘Super 180’ package produces a substantial performance increase at a more readily affordable price than BBR’s awesome MX-5 supercharger upgrades. As with all the engine conversions developed by the firm, BBR’s work has focussed on ensuring that the ‘Super 180’ package produces power gains throughout the rev range, without detracting from the user-friendly nature of the car.
That should give the MX-5 that five percent of lost performance it always needed for utter brilliance. The package will cost you nearly two British grands, but it’s well wroth is.
BBR press release:
The BBR ‘Super 180’ upgrade for the 2.0i Mazda Mk3 / MK3.5 MX-5 consists of the following components:-
- BBR stainless steel 4 into 1 exhaust manifold
- BBR 2.5 inch stainless steel exhaust centre section with high flow metallic sports cat and centre silencer
- BBR stainless steel rear silencer with adjustable 3.5 inchBBR branded tailpipes
- High flow BBR performance panel air filter in standard Mazda airbox
- BBR StarChip ECU remap
The extra performance realised by the BBR ‘Super 180’ does not come at the expense of noise. Throughout the development program BBR has placed great emphasis on developing a bespoke stainless steel exhaust system that reduces back pressure to a minimum without the negative ‘droning’ associated with many aftermarket exhaust systems. The end result is a top quality BBR branded ‘Grand Tourer’ exhaust that manages to produce a pleasant note that’s subtle, sporting and allows MX-5 owners to tackle long distance motorway driving in confidence. Clever design of the tailpipes means that they are adjustable to accommodate different bumper options or aftermarket bodykits on both Mk3 / Mk3.5 models.
On the road the extra torque, power and throttle response combine to produce an upgraded MX-5 that feels much quicker and far more willing, more eager and more exciting to drive than ever before – whatever the traffic or road conditions.
Careful optimisation by BBR of the cars ECU mapping parameters, allied to the greater flow efficiencies of the package’s hardware and the additional torque on tap means that a ‘Super 180’ equipped MX-5 is more economical than the standard car if driven in a ‘like for like’ manner. As part of this process BBR deactivates the standard exhaust gas recycling system to reduce engine inlet temperatures, purify the intake charge and further improve fuel efficiency.
Priced at just £1995.00 fully installed on a drive-in, drive-out basis, the BBR ‘Super 180’ package is the perfect for 2.0i MX-5 owners seeking a quality upgrade backed by the peerless reputation of the Europe’s leading Mazda performance tuner.
A DIY version of the ‘Super 180’ package is also available priced at £1895.00. The DIY option includes a ProEcu hardware/software bundle which can be uploaded remotely for export customers.
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