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.


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      mawhalen53
      • 2 Years Ago
      Congrats to Flyin' Miata for the parntership - I've had great experiences with their personalities and products.
      Jamie Houk
      • 2 Years Ago
      @SVX pearlie - the supercharged model"Yusho," is just a concept. It is not a production model. The $1600 price premium is for the special edition Senshu MX-5 Roadster Coupe that they are building 200 of. That superchager package retails for about $6000 by itself without installation or tuning.
      McCurley Dealerships
      • 2 Years Ago
      This model looks well designed, sleek and new therefore likely to appeal to most Miata fanatics
      SAAj
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if the FR-S/BRZ influenced their decision to build this concept? I really, truly hope this makes it into production. The Miata desperately needs a high-power variant, at least here in the States.
      Kahz
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks way too happy... looks gay. Needs a little aggression.
        AcidTonic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kahz
        Looks very "Kahz" to me.
        Keith C
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kahz
        You're saying that the Miata would only be attracted to other Miatas or to other roadsters? Gay? Really?
        SAAj
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kahz
        Put one of the many aftermarket 'shark teeth' grilles on it and it looks menacing in an absolutely deranged sort of way. Just google 'miata teeth' to see what I mean. The older generations just looked a little odd, but shark teeth on the new Miata make it look like a rabid monster.
        Kahz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kahz
        The driver's expression looks way too mean compared to this car's. He should look like :-D
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Kahz
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      Keith C
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish Mazda would produce a 20% larger Miata for taller drivers. Give it more power, slightly wider track, slightly wider tires... that would be a blast!
        Myself
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Keith C
        The problem is it wouldn't be an MX-5 anymore. I'm 185 cm (6-1) and I fit in no problems.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Keith C
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      superchan7
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is one of the better executions of the smiley face. I actually think the current MX-5 looks the best of its entire history.
      Go
      • 2 Years Ago
      Mazda desperately needs to understand that horsepower expectations have changed dramatically. With only "adequate" power, the stereotypes get perpetuated and real buyers turn away for something else. The supercharged concept (or at least a 200 hp number) really needs to become a part of their line or this brilliant little car will surely fade into obscurity. They're nearly there already.
      JonnyO
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, after 23 years in production it FINALLY dawned on Mazda that the Miata needed a hi-po version. Better late than never.
        mawhalen53
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JonnyO
        The Mazdaspeed Miata, produced at the end of the NB run, came from the factory with a turbocharger.
        Go
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JonnyO
        Ever heard of the Mazdaspeed Miata? The 2004 & 2005 model years? Turbo & intercooler ring a bell? No? Unfortunately it sat on dealer lots unsold, making another hi-po variant very difficult to do. Hopefully they'll forget that for the next generation.
          AcidTonic
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Go
          I always wanted one of those and stare at them when I see one.
      waetherman
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a good bump in power, and I'm sure it only makes a good car better, but it's really time that Mazda did a significant update to the Miata. The current design is getting long in the tooth and just looks bland. They need to hire some of those designers who worked on transforming the Boxster to its new design, or maybe even the folks from VW who butched up the New (New) Beetle.
        Seth Carroll
        • 2 Years Ago
        @waetherman
        they're developing a new roadster platform for the next gen miata with alfa romeo
          methos1999
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Seth Carroll
          Then they need to hurry that up. At minimum they need to put in the Skyactiv engine into the current platform...
          landoflostsouls
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Seth Carroll
          ands my pants just got tight. I cant wait to see what bought "different" models will look like.
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        wrx1986
        • 2 Years Ago
        The supercharged version is just a concept and is not running in limited production. "While the Yusho is merely a concept, Mazda is also debuting a limited-production special edition MX-5 Miata as well."
        Teleny411
        • 2 Years Ago
        I don't know... I kind of prefer a roadster light weight and high revving. The Miata could use more power, but I'd prefer it to move toward s2000 rather than Camaro.
        AcidTonic
        • 2 Years Ago
        Turbo gives better low end torque.
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