Spied in the Mazdaspeed booth at the 2011 SEMA show in Las Vegas was this interesting teaser – a turbocharged Mazda 2 version. But wait, the standard fuel-sipping 1.5-liter engine has been replaced with the turbocharged 263-hp, 2.3-liter four from the Mazdaspeed 3. However fun having this much power on tap might be, we suspect that a massive dose of torque steer might make this beast a hair-raising ride.
Cool graphics on top and a complete make-over under the chassis features updated coil-overs and swaybars, making this Turbo2 an interesting and fun package. Testing with our own Racing Beat suspension products installed on a Mazda 2 confirms that this project vehicle will certainly be one fun car to drive! If you’re not game for installing a turbo system on your Mazda 2 just yet, get your grin started with an update to the swaybars and springs on YOUR Mazda 2 today.