If the Mazda2 needs anything, it's a little more pep in its step. Mazda has moved to address that ail with the SEMA 2011 Turbo2 Concept. Boasting a direct-injection 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the small hatch is crammed with 263 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Those are the kinds of figures that are sure to slather a grin across your face, especially given that Mazda has managed to trim the concept's weight down to a skinny 2,300 pounds. Mazda also reminds us that this vehicle wears the company's largest forced-induction four-cylinder engine in its smallest vehicle platform. Zoom-Zoom indeed.

The Turbo2 Concept rocks a set of Brembo brakes to bring the whole party to a stop in a hurry, and the suspension has received its fair share of attention as well. HR coilovers, Corksport sway bars front and rear and Yokohama rubber all help keep the tiny hatch glued to the track. In fact, if this is all looking rather serious for a showcar, that's because it is – this car was built by the folks at Autobarn for use in One Lap of America with blessings from the Japanese automaker, though it has since been the recipient of a splashy new look.

So, will we see a version of it production? There's always a chance that Mazda will give the world a Mazdaspeed2 to chew on. In the meantime, if you can't wait and want this exact car, Autoblog reader Pete L. notes that it's for sale by the Autobarn folks, though it's a costly little number: $94,999. Eek.


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      AlphaGnome
      • 3 Years Ago
      A Mazdaspeed2 would put a Cooper S to shame... What more reason does Mazda need?
      Gorgenapper
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holy. Shiz. 2300lbs and 263hp!? Fuel efficiency AND power at the cost of some cargo size? Man...I want it.
      Vergenbuurg
      • 3 Years Ago
      If the 100hp in *my* 2 has never left me feeling at a loss for power, I can't imagine what more than twice than that would be like... I will say, 5 months and almost 5000 miles of ownership, I adore my 2. The more attention it can get, the better.
      Keith Martin Gatzke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please bring this out!
      Myself
      • 3 Years Ago
      Whooowhoooo :-)
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Phontsolo
      • 3 Years Ago
      MAKE IT!!!
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a brilliant overkill idea. Wierdly like the Juke R. Take a slow but characterful littlw car, put in a nuclear bomb under the hood, and have a badass concept ride. Now both this and the Juker need to spawn production versions with performance toned down only enough to make them affordable and competitive. Bring on a Mazdaspeed 2 with 180-200hp (prefferably through slapping on a fat turbo to a small SkyActiv ~1.4L 4 pot)! And while I brought up the Juke, a 250-300hp Juke with lowered ride height and handling upgrades all around, AWD, and a 6 speed manual would be pretty sweet, too.
      GO MUSTANG
      • 3 Years Ago
      If they make this, it could possibly be my next commuter...but is there really a need for the rear doors???
        Gorgenapper
        • 3 Years Ago
        @GO MUSTANG
        Who cares! 2300lbs, 263hp, Mazda 2 and upgraded handling plus (maybe) 17" alloys = sex 2 or 4 doors, it wouldn't matter to me at that point.
        NightFlight
        • 3 Years Ago
        @GO MUSTANG
        Yes, seeing as how Americans have generally shyed away from three door hatchbacks.
      rolle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mazda regularly does this sham show car tease. In a decade (10 LONG years!) not ONCE has Mazda actually BUILT or SOLD a car that was derived from one of these higher powered show knockoffs. Pathetic from the ahem... "Zoom-Zoom" company. They are all talk and a fancy decals... meh.
        AUTOBARN
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rolle
        This one is for sale.... Heres the link..... http://www.mazdaguys.com/Chicago-Mazda-2011-Mazda-Mazda2-GRAND+TOURING--JM1DE1HY8B0110168.html
      Ali Aladdin Komariza
      • 3 Years Ago
      wtf happened to Honda's zoom zoom? Honda is acting retarded and needs to step its performance game up. enough witht he sporty body kits and wheells as "performance upgrades" and bring back some damn power
        getoffmylawn
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ali Aladdin Komariza
        why are you discussing honda on a mazda article? what power are you talking about? all the honda's in my memory had modest power, nothing more. the argument could be made that they have gained power. look at the civic si lineage. i see nothing but an increase and i think the same could be said for many other models.
      Sorten Borten
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think 180-200 HP is a better match for this car and doesn't crowd the MS3. I will definitely go take a look if this shows up at the dealership.
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