BBR has introduced their new Super 200 package for the Mazda MX-5.
Design for 2005-2014 models equipped with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter engine, the package includes a high-flow air filter, a stainless steel exhaust manifold, high performance camshafts and an optimized ECU. The engine develops 201 HP and 166 lb-ft of torque – an increase of 43 bhp and 19 lb-ft with these modifications.
According to BBR’s Neil McKay, “BBR knows that the Mazda MX-5 owners community is a broad church and not everyone wanted the supercar style performance of our highly successful turbocharged upgrades. Therefore we decided to develop a package that built upon our entry level Super 175 and 180 upgrades by incorporating exclusive BBR hardware and further electronic development to deliver the first genuine 200 HP normally aspirated conversion to an eager Mazda performance aftermarket, whilst being designed for everyday use and offering exceptional value for money.”
Mugen has released its list of upgrades for the recently unveiled 2014 Honda Vezel.
Honda’s new crossover offering has already received the Mugen treatment which brings a full body kit making the car look more aggressive than in standard. There are new front and rear spoilers, side skirts, air intakes and no less than seven wheel designs to choose from in sizes of up to 18 inches.
Mugen is also offering a wide array of accessories such as a carbon fiber cover for the rear view mirror, high-pressure radiator cap, high-performance brake fluid and a carbon-like gear lever. The Honda Vezel can also be fitted with a titanium exhaust system and high-performance brake pads. The Honda Vezel together with the Mugen package is now available on pre-order in Japan.
Honda’s mysterious entry for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was a big surprise for us. The car Honda enter was even more of a surprise! Its a Honda Odyssey Minivan!!
The minivan will be driven by IndyCar racer Simon Pagenaud. The minivan was created by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama and will compete in the Exhibition class.
Given its racing ambitions, the model was equipped with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 532 bhp and 460 ft-lb of torque. It will send power to the ground via a six-speed transmission and a limited-slip differential sourced from an Acura TL.
The minivan has also been equipped with a sport-tuned suspension, high-performance brakes and 19-inch BBS wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires. There’s also a stripped out interior with race seats, a sport steering wheel and a full roll cage.