Kit Prices at $5,695 package and slashes 0-60 mph time to 5 seconds
The small and quick Miata extra power is not required but a new turbo kit from BBR has captured attention of ours. The Mazda Miata tweaking specialist has made a Stage 1 turbocharger package for the ND-generation MX-5, which is promised to squeeze 236 lb-ft of torque and 248 hp from the car’s 2.0-liter engine.
BBR Company says the upgrade gashes the Miata’s 0-60 time is just 5 seconds to reach a top speed limited to 155 mph. That is considerably quicker than the standard model.
The Mazda Miata turbo kit is included with a new twin-scroll turbocharger which mounts onto a bespoke BBR cast-iron twin-scroll manifold. The other major components include a carbon fiber turbocharger heat shield, a discretely placed high-flow K&N induction system, a Starchip/EcuTek RaceRom ECU software package which revises fuel, ignition, and boost calibration for better performance. Many components that include the boost hoses and the replacement of battery tray that are finished in black to look like factory-spec parts.
When BBR began experimenting with Miata in 2014 for a new forced induction package, it has considered with supercharging and single scroll turbochargers. Eventually, a twin-scroll turbocharger had considered the most fitting way to increase the power of the Miata, showing a highly efficient and responsive while retaining a large boost upgrade margin for later power stages.
BBR’s, Neil Mckay in a press release said that having rejected with all the other forced induction methods, their extensive dyno and the road testing of car has proven that their choice of a low-back pressure twin-scroll turbocharger, with its improved exhaust scavenging ability has been the optimal solution. It works harmoniously with original SKYACTIV-G layout and knock-resistant technologies, as is evident by the impressive power figures achieved at very modest boost pressures.
Some more available on newer Miatas include the latest RF; the package is globally on sale. In the U.S., the product can be purchased from Flyin Miata, BBR’s exclusive distributor in the country. On Flyin Miata’s website the price of the kit is recorded at $5,695 and gains of “at least 70 hp and 70 lb-ft” are promised using a stock exhaust system.