• Sep 14, 2006


Okay, so the title may be a bit cumbersome, but as you're well aware, the car is anything but.

We not going to rehash the stats we've already inundated you with, as the Mazdaspeed3 gets closer to dealer lots ($23k for 263hp and 280 ft./lbs. of torque! Sorry, couldn't help it.) But if the MS3 doesn't strike you as the bang-for-the-buck performance deal of the 21st century, we'd ask you to check the levels of oil coursing through your gearhead veins.

Mazda's only known ad for the MS3 is this quaint little spot where the diminutive hatch is scaled down to slot car size, then proceeds to run rampant across the streets of a mini-burb. We're pretty sure it's not going to blow the doors off a Boxster in this world, but you can't fault the Mazda crew for trying to show the what 260, turbo'd ponies can do when let loose on an unsuspecting city.

Enjoy and don't attempt these stunts on public roads, natch.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Pretty damn funny!
      • 8 Years Ago
      #8 -- totally agree. Here's a few things to think about

      "263hp and 280 ft.-lbs" but it's delivered only to the front wheels. talk about wheel hop.

      The mazdaspeed6 is currently selling for $21.5k in my market. They have been offering that price for over a month and (i've been checking inventories) not selling them well at all.

      Wait a few more months, and you might be able to get an MS6 for 20 grand.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not sure about the prices, but it is true that MS6's aren't exactly flying off the shelves. Definitely some inventory out there. As for the MS3 having so much power going to the front wheels, I read somewhere that Mazda is limiting the low-end torque in this car and not letting it loose until you get up through the gears. To me, that means they should have made it a RWD at a higher price. What a sweet car that would have been.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It understeered right into that fruitstand, what a crappy car! ;)
      • 8 Years Ago
      That was a great commercial, sorta funny.
      • 8 Years Ago
      maybe that's why that ship full of mazdas tipped over
      • 8 Years Ago
      #9,

      Leon...Where can you get a MS6 for $21.5? I could live with the Ford coorelation for that kind of price.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice, especially last part with the police cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      this is a pretty cool commercial and i see they took wild chid from marvel and awsome from nissan
      • 8 Years Ago
      Actually I was joking. Mazda is a great chassis tuner. If anyone can put down 263hp and 280ft/lbs only through the front wheels, it's them, otherwise they wouldn't build it, they don't sacrifice driveability for power. Also don't forget they're limiting torque in the first three gears.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ***"it's not going to blow the doors off a Boxter in this world"***

      BoxSter.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ahh, what fun!
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