Northamptonshire-based tuner BBR has released two tuning packages for Mazda MX-5 roadster, each featuring a bump in power. The upgrades have been applied to the updated MX-5, which we should point out is not currently available in South Africa.
The first of the two packages is the Super 200 kit, which adds a four-into-one high-flow stainless steel exhaust manifold, a cold air intake system with a K&N high-flow air filter and a custom StarChip ECU remap. This takes the MX-5's standard outputs of 135 kW and 205 N.m to 150 kW and 224 N.m.
For those who want even more power, BBR has created the Super 220 package, which increases the power output to 165 kW (although the torque figure matches that of the Super 200). This takes all of the upgrades from the Super 200 and adds a set of high-profile camshafts, valve springs and retainers.
Optionally, you can fit supplement either of these packages with BBR’s selection of 2,5-inch centre exhausts and rear silencers, which can further increase the power output, as well as a four-into-one high-flow stainless steel exhaust manifold with a performance catalytic converter.
These packages also incorporate BBR’s suspension and braking enhancements for improved handling capabilities.