The company can sharpen the Miata's handling, too.

Britain’s BBR loves to tune the Mazda MX-5 Miata, and the firm’s new Super 200+ kit pushes the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder’s output to an impressive 214 horsepower (159.6 kilowatts) and 183 pound-feet (248.1 Newton-meters) of torque. Those are hefty gains since the engine has an official rating of 158 hp (118 kW) and 148 pound-feet (200 Nm) in the United Kingdom (or 155 hp (115.6 kW) and 148 lb-ft from the factory in the United States). The result is a sprint to 60 miles per hour in a mere 5.65 seconds – versus 7.3 seconds off the showroom.

BBR’s dyno suggests Mazda’s official figures are a little conservative because its device shows the stock Miata with 160 hp (119 kW) and 153 lb-ft (207.4 Nm) of torque. The regular Super 200 kit boosts the output to an impressive 205 hp (152.9 kW) with 180 lb-ft (244 Nm) of torque for $3,757 (2,795 pounds) by installing new intake and exhaust camshafts, upgraded valve springs, four-into-one stainless steel exhaust, cold-air intake, and tweaked ECU software. Mid-range torque also jumps 30 lb-ft (40.67 Nm) in comparison to the standard engine.

Mazda MX-5 Miata by BBR

The Plus upgrade adds stainless steel exhaust center section with a 2.5-inch diameter and matching silencers for a total of $1,196 (890 pounds) more, and the result is nearly 214 hp and 183 lb-feet. BBR also offers a tuned cylinder head using a flowbench. The upgrade’s price is only available upon application, but it pushes the 2.0-liter engine to over 225 hp (167.8 kW).

According to BBR, these extreme upgrades retain all of the stock electronic safety features. The roadster also still passes the regulations for emissions and idle compliance for Britain’s MOT certification.

The figures are no where near Flyin' Miata's upgrade that gives the latest model a gargantuan 525 hp (391.5 kW), but that setup ditches the stock four-cylinder in favor of an LS3 6.3-liter V8. The work also costs $51,775 in addition to the roadster's price. We think hearing the high-strung 2.0-liter might be more fun on the right road.

Mazda MX-5 Miata by BBR
Mazda MX-5 Miata by BBR

For customers who want to improve the Miata’s already stellar handling while adding more power, BBR has plenty of options available. For example, the firm offers custom tuned Koni dampers that match its own lowering springs. There are also parts like adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars and larger brake calipers with bigger pads.

Source: BBR

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