The questionably named Brit-pub What Car?
is reporting what's already been suspected; that Mazda
is seriously considering a MazdaSpeed version of the sub compact Mazda2
. It's been rumored
that a 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injected motor may find its way underhood, pushing out 230
HP and 231 lb.-ft. of torque (!). But as we already know, the Mazda2
won't be making its way Stateside anytime soon, which would truly be a shame if the MS2 was ever realized.
Additionally, the magazine is reporting that Mazda will be unveiling a revised version of the RX-8
at the Tokyo Motor Show
next month. Although details about the reskin weren't disclosed, there will be a gasoline/hydrogen
concept on the stand.
[Source: What Car?]