BBR Introduces Mazda MX-5 Turbo Anniversary Edition

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The Biritsh Mazda tuner Brodie Brittain Racing (BBR) is introducing a 20th Anniversary turbo conversion package for the Mk1 and Mk2 versions of the MX-5 (the previous generations of the car), celebrating the 1990 launch of the original MX-5 BBR turbo, the aftermarket company’s first MX-5 development.

The new power boost program targets both the 1.6 and 1.8 liter engines of the Mk1 and Mk2 models. The 1.6 liter unit has been tweaked to deliver 221 hp at 6,900 rpm and a peak torque of 175 lb-ft (237 Nm) at 5,100 rpm. Obviously, the 1.8 liter powerplant has been taken even further into the performance territory, but the tuner hasn’t offered the exact figures.

BBR’s in-house expertise and unrivalled experience with the Mazda MX-5 enables the firm to build upon the overwhelming success of the original 1990 150 bhp MX-5 turbo kit, updating and enhancing the design to produce a stunning, dyno proven 220 bhp plus from just 1.6-litres,” stated the press release.

The power kit is already available and retails for GBP4,995. BBR also offers the package in a DiY version, which can be yours for GBP3,995.

BBR Anniversary Phase One Turbo Specification:

  • Garrett GT25 ball bearing Turbocharger with integral waste gate control, water cooling & ported turbine housing with ceramic coating for improved thermal management
  • High temperature alloy cast exhaust manifold with ceramic coating and stainless steel heat shield
  • Front mounted Air to Air Intercooler and associated pipe work, powder coated black for factory style discretion
  • Competition standard hoses and fixings throughout
  • Auxiliary BBR Interceptor 2010 engine management computer with 3-dimensional mapping and external manifold pressure sensor
  • BBR specification larger fuel injectors
  • Stainless steel separated gases exhaust down pipe
  • New cool air induction system
  • Modified sump
  • Modified coolant and oil system piping 
  • Special BBR Turbo identification badges with BBR anniversary plaque
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