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.
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.
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.
Gallery: Mazda MX-5 Miata Super 200 kit by BBR
BBR UNVEILS TUNING PACKAGES FOR LATEST MAZDA MX-5 2.0-LITRE MODELS – UP TO 214 BHP AVAILABLE!
BBR ‘Super 200’ package boosts performance of 2.0-litre Mazda MX-5 to a stunning 205 bhp with 180 lb.ft of torque
Slashes 0-60mph time to just 5.65 seconds
OEM Mazda electronic safety features are retained, as well as MOT emissions compliance and standard idle characteristics
Further optional upgrades enhance engine performance to 214 bhp and 183 lb.ft
Available now, with prices starting from £2195.00 excluding VAT
Brackley, Northamptonshire, 6th September 2016
Leading automotive performance specialist BBR is delighted to launch an exciting engine tuning package for the latest ‘ND’ version of the 2.0-litre MX-5, which builds upon the success of the company’s existing Super 190 upgrade for the Mazda sportscar.
Designed to enhance the everyday driving experience for enthusiasts wanting the ultimate from their new MX-5, the upgrade represents the culmination of over two years of BBR’s in-house mechanical and electronic development work on Mazda’s advanced, direct-injection 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G engine, which despite producing 160bhp at 6300 rpm and 153 lb.ft at 4950 rpm as standard (when measured on BBR’s dyno) is noted for being unwilling to rev.
BBR’s ‘Super 200’ upgrade addresses this characteristic, significantly boosting peak power by 45 bhp to a mighty 205 bhp at 6950 rpm, allied to an impressive 179 lb.ft at 4950 rpm (a gain of 26 lb.ft). Crucially, where the stock engine is reluctant to attain higher revs, the BBR Super 200 equipped motor excels above 5500 rpm, offering intense, exhilarating performance and response all the way to the 7150 rpm limiter.
Initial performance testing indicates that (when fitted with the optional performance exhaust components) the 0-60 mph time is reduced from 7.3 seconds to a scorching 5.65, meaning that whatever the challenge the BBR Super 200 equipped Mazda MX-5 can really punch above its weight.
However, numbers only tell half of the story. Such is the quality of BBR’s development work that the power and torque output of the Super 200 equipped MX-5 exceeds that of the stock 2.0-litre Mazda throughout the rev range, providing an additional 30 lb.ft of torque at just 3500 rpm, making this a highly user-friendly conversion designed for everyday driving.
In detail, BBR’s Super 200 upgrade consists of exclusive, top quality high performance replacement billet steel intake and exhaust camshafts with upgraded valve springs and retainers, a bespoke 4 into 1 tuned length stainless steel exhaust manifold and a specially developed cold air intake system.
Electronically, the Super 200 benefits from BBR’s renowned StarChip ECU software package, which includes revised fuel, ignition and cam timing calibration designed to optimise driveability and performance across the rev range, whilst retaining all Mazda’s OEM fail safes.
Available now, the Super 200 package is priced at £2795.00 including installation at BBR’s Brackley premises by its qualified technicians and dyno power graph (A DIY version, including the ECU programming hardware is also available at £2195.00.)
For complete peace of mind BBR offers 12 to 36 month extendable warranty packages for Super 200 customers.
BBR ‘Super 200+’
Recognising that some MX-5 enthusiasts always desire additional performance, BBR now offers a selection of optional additional components that extract even more power from the car’s1998cc powerplant.
The addition of a 2.5 inch diameter high performance TIG welded stainless steel exhaust centre section (£495.00) allied to stainless steel 2.5 inch BBR silencers (£395.00) boosts peak power to 214 bhp and torque to a mighty 183 lb.ft and provides the ‘ND’ model of the MX-5 with an exhilarating soundtrack designed to electrify any drive. Two silencer options are available from BBR, a quieter GT option for customers who prefer a subtle more muted note, or a Supersport option delivering a no-compromises sportscar exhaust system.
For MX-5 2.0-litre owners wanting the ultimate in Skyactive-G normally aspirated engine tuning, BBR can supply a gasflowed cylinder head, reworked using a flowbench to optimise performance. On the dyno BBR has recorded over 225 bhp from this combination –price on application only.
BBR Mazda MX-5 ND model chassis upgrades
A range of in-house developed chassis upgrades is also released by BBR to compliment and help exploit the full potential of the Super 200 engine package. Guaranteed to transform the dynamic qualities of all variants of the latest ‘ND’ model Mazda MX-5, these packages have been created to satisfy the needs of the most demanding of drivers, irrespective of road or track conditions.
BBR Sports Suspension :-
BBR’s Sport suspension package uses Koni adjustable dampers which are specially re-valved and matched to progressive wound BBR lowering springs. BBR’s Sport suspension package combines sharper turn-in, superior body control during committed driving and a compliant ride to ensure occupant comfort.
Priced at £995.00 fully installed at BBR’s premises (including laser suspension geometry alignment), a DIY version is also available for £695.00.
BBR / Eibach adjustable Anti-Roll Bar Kit :-
Developed to optimise the cornering characteristics of the ‘ND’ model of the MX-5 without detracting from ride quality, BBR has teamed up with renowned suspension specialist Eibach to launch a two way adjustable front and rear anti-roll bar kit.
Manufactured from cold-formed, high-strength aircraft-grade steel for precision performance and finished with a long-lasting red powder coat finish, the BBR / Eibach anti-roll bar kit reduces body roll through increased design stiffness compared to the OEM Mazda roll bars.
This results in increased handling precision and cornering grip in any performance driving situation on the road or circuit. Priced at £312.25, the BBR / Eibach adjustable anti-roll bar kit is available now.
BBR / Willwood Four Piston Front Brake Caliper Upgrade Package : -
Given the sizeable performance increases being extracted from the MX-5, BBR has also created an effective braking upgrade, designed to suit the demands of sustained high speed driving.
Consisting of a Willwood four piston alloy caliper upgrade (which retains the OEM Mazda vented front discs), benefit from a larger pad surface area and high performance BP20 compound pad, the results are significantly improved retardation and lower brake dust levels.
In addition, the BBR / Willwood brake upgrade shaves a significant amount of unsprung weight from the front of MX-5 – an impressive 2.1 kilo per side, further improving handling response and increasing the Mazda’s power to weight ratio.
* Wilwood 4 piston calipers
* BBR CNC machined aluminium anodised mounting brackets
* Stainless steel brake lines
* BP20 Street Performance brake pads
* High-temp 5.1 brake fluid
The BBR brake upgrade kit is on sale now, priced at £695.00 including fitting, while the DIY version is priced at £595.00.
NOTE: All quoted prices exclude VAT.
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