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What is MazdaSpeed?

Last updated 5 years ago

Since the early 1960s, the in-house MazdaSpeed team has been transforming production model Mazda vehicles into customized race cars. Since 2007, MazdaSpeed has also spent time developing performance vehicles for everyday drivers. Check out this overview of the MazdaSpeed concept to learn how these sporty redesigned vehicles set themselves apart from the pack.

Sports-Tuned Performance: MazdaSpeed adds more to a vehicle than a new engine or performance spoiler. Instead, the design team creates upgrades that help bring out a Mazda’s inner sports car. All MazdaSpeed vehicles are equipped with a turbo engine, performance-tuned suspension, and sport transmission. This equipment helps MazdaSpeed vehicles to deliver the instant acceleration and superb handling you’d expect from a sports car.  Each MazdaSpeed vehicle receives an attractive and aerodynamic facelift as well.

Past Contenders: The MazdaSpeed team has upgraded several of Mazda’s top performers over the years. The original vehicle, the 2003 MazdaSpeed Protegé, received more than 1,000 modifications during its redesign process. In 2005, Mazda delivered a MazdaSpeed version of the MX-5 with several performance enhancements, new alloy wheels, and six-speed manual gearbox. The most recent MazdaSpeed vehicle on the market was the stylish 2007 MazdaSpeed6 sports sedan. In addition to a new engine and all-wheel drive capabilities, the MazdaSpeed6 also offered a luxurious Bose audio system.

Modern MazdaSpeed: Drivers will find a number of things to love about the 2013 MazdaSpeed3. For example, this performance hatchback offers 264 hp, thanks to a 2.3L 16-valve Turbo engine. The MazdaSpeed team also gave the new MazdaSpeed3 improved handling by adding a torque-sensitive differential and performance tires. Plus, a new grill and aggressive body lines will make it impossible to mistake the 2013 MazdaSpeed3 for the original Mazda3.

The best way to learn more about MazdaSpeed vehicles is to test the difference in person. Visit Brown's Fairfax Mazda for a chance to compare the new Mazda3 and its MazdaSpeed counterpart. Call us today at (888) 514-3006 to schedule a visit.


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