Mazda MX-5 Miata Yusho Concept - white, front three-quarter view

Mazda has unveiled a pair of special MX-5 Miata models just for the 2012 Leipzig Motor Show, including a supercharged version of everyone's favorite roadster. For the latter showcar, dubbed "Yusho," Mazda has turned to our friends at Flyin' Miata for a supercharger kit to boost the machine's grunt to around 241 horsepower. As you may recall, that's the same blower that powered our Targa Newfoundland racer. Mazda also threw in a new engine management system paired with a set of new fuel injectors and a free-flowing exhaust. The powerplant also benefits from beefier Cosworth pistons and connecting rods, while a sport clutch handles dumping all that power onto the six-speed manual gearbox.

A set of 4.10 gears in the rear differential also helps the Yusho sprint from corner to corner. With a set of Bilstein shocks, Eibach lowering springs and semi-slick Toyo tires, this is likely the most fun you can have with your top down. While the Yusho is merely a concept, Mazda is also debuting a limited-production special edition MX-5 Miata as well.

At Just 200 units, the Senshu MX-5 Roadster Coupe comes with a retractable hard top, sportline interior and a Bilstein sports suspension. Designers applied a unique racing stripe, and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels give the machine a little more menace. Mazda will only produce 200 of the Senshu Miata models, and each one will cost European buyers €1,280 – about $1,600 USD – over the base price. Check out both press releasesfor yourself by scrolling down.
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The Mazda MX-5 is learning to fly

2.0-liter gasoline engine with supercharging delivers 241 horsepower
Clutches and shorter final drive ratio for enhanced dynamics
Modified radical suspension and wheel-tire combination

More radical still was not a MX-5: A prototype "Yusho" (Japanese for "victory"), the Mazda Roadster its sporty talents may now live on the streets unchecked. A supercharger kit for the American MX-5 Tuning specialists "Flyin 'Miata" increases the power of the free-revving 2.0-liter MZR petrol engine to 177 kW/241 hp and drives the roadster to legend about 240 km / h speed.

The compressor including intercooler gives the four-cylinder over the entire rpm band as an equally powerful homogeneous power and torque delivery. At 5400rpm with peak torque of 274 Nm available. In addition, the engine with a modified engine management system, new fuel injectors and metal sport catalysts has been fitted. Special Cosworth pistons and connecting rods provide excellent stability of the motor. The exhaust gases are released through an individually designed muffler with large cross sections and centrally positioned double tailpipes, which can be adjusted by control valve in its acoustics.

The six-speed manual transmission with special sports clutch and the usual crisp gearshifts, the best power transfer to the rear wheels safe, while the shorter final drive ratio to 4.1 increases the driving dynamics and improving sprint qualities in all gears. The suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers, sport, larger stabilizer bars and lowering springs from Eibach is aligned to the model compared to the standard even higher dynamic requirements. The power transmission benefits from a semi-slick tires the manufacturer Toyo mounted on anthracite gray alloy wheels size 8Jx17 is.

Even the look sets the MX-5 "Yusho" civilized street from his brothers: the matt-white film wrapping and an equally dull white foiled rear spoiler are available in an appealing contrast to a specially developed rear diffuser in carbon fiber-optics and the dark wheels. The interior is enhanced with a suede-trimmed steering wheel and Recaro sport seats with leather and Alcantara ® covers the dynamic requirements of the prototype.

Sporty fun with the players

At 200 units limited edition model with 2.0-liter MZR petrol engine (118 kW/160 hp)
Convenient features and customer benefits in the amount of 1,280 €
Facebook users chose the name of the Roadster Coupe online

Mazda puts on a new sporty special edition of its flagship roadster: Limited to 200 units Senshu MX-5 Roadster Coupe is only available as an electrically retractable folding roof with the end of June with prices starting at € 29 190 in retail. The advantage for the customer dynamic two-seater is 1280 €. Under a cooperation agreement with the TV channel DMAX Mazda fans voted via Facebook from the name of Senshu, the Japanese means something like "player".

The special model with 2.0-liter MZR petrol engine (118 kW/160 hp) is based on the sport-line equipment, which already has an exclusive interior with six-speed manual transmission, Bilstein sports suspension with specially designed components, sports aluminum pedals, xenon headlights, automatic climate control, cruise control and handsfree with voice control and Bluetooth ® and a BOSE ® sound system with six-disc CD changer and seven speakers available.

The MX-5 Senshu is enhanced with additional components added. Give it a distinctive look dark alloy wheels with 205/45 R 17 tires, a "racing stripe" Seitenfolierung, a black rear diffuser, sport exhaust tailpipes and a black bezel of the front grille. Inside, a light gray leather interior with embossed five-stage seat heating for driver and front passenger ambience. As an accessory option provides the fun-Mazda package consisting of an iPod and USB adapter and a Eibach to Low-legungssatz, with which the vehicle is lowered by 30 millimeters. The special model is available in three exterior colors Brilliant Black Metallic Arachneweiß Tornadoraot and metallic.

The name chosen Senshu 49 percent of the 9,600 Facebook users who have been called the TV station DMAX the vote. For additional election were the names of "Arashi" and "Migoto". Among all participants, giving away three wildcards for the Mazda "Zoom-Zoom Xperience 2012" end of June at the Hockenheimring. There, the winner of the Mazda MX-5 and other models from the Japanese manufacturer with professional instructors enjoy pure racing feeling.