Mazdaspeed3

Also on the Mazda stand was the long-awaited hot-rod Mazdaspeed version of the compact Mazda3. More than 250 horsepower is promised, from a turbocharged version of Mazda’s excellent 2.3-liter four-cylinder. The Mazda3 is itself a blast; this new Mazdaspeed version should be a real stormer.

Mazdaspeed3

Mazdaspeed3

Mazda, New York International Auto Show

Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.
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