BBR throws a load of affordable power into the MX-5

Brackley-based BBR has been tweaking Mazda MX-5s from the start, and when they develop an upgrade package you know it’s going to be good.

The ND-generation model has been with us for a few years now, which has allowed plenty of time for the aftermarket to really refine their offerings as well as the used value of these cars to dip to some pretty acceptable levels.

The upshot of all this is that you can pick up an early ND for under £10k, then talk to BBR about tweaking it up above the desirable 100bhp-per-litre level. The company also claim that this is the first time they’ve been able to make these numbers without having to change any engine internals, which tells you how good those new-gen SkyActiv engines are…

The two packages BBR are offering are the Super 200 and Super 220, and you can probably guess what the numbers refer to. The Super 200 includes a bespoke BBR 4-into-1 manifold and cold air intake, K&N filter and a StarChip remap to net you just north of 200bhp – this costs £1734 fitted.

The Super 220 pack (£3474) includes all of the above, along with BBR-spec cams, valve springs and retainers to deliver 221bhp, which is more than enough to turn the 2.0-litre MX-5 into a proper little tearaway.

Oh, and if that’s still not enough for you, they do a strong line in turbo conversions!

For more info see BBR GTi