Mazdaspeed3 Extreme

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The Mazdaspeed3 is a brilliant car, but Mazda has just managed to make it even better. Two hundred eighty-one horses and 313 lb-ft of torque make this thing accelerate faster than any Civic Type-R or TRD Corolla. And 313 lb-ft? That’s more torque than your standard Nissan 350Z.

There’s no new engine, so that wonderful turbocharged 2.3L I-4 still sits in the engine bay. The ECU remapping is what gives it that extra “zoom-zoom”. The suspension, brakes and exhaust has been upgraded and the wheels are now bigger giving your car an overall sportier drive and appearance.

I’d estimate this car to cost around $25,000 for the base model. All this power and such a reasonable price will have these cars sell themselves! So why, oh why is Mazda making it exclusive to Australia?! Lucky them.

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4 Responses

  1. S**t, ugly car. Civic type R is better

  2. The Civic Type-R is a great car in its own right and the current European model is most certainly gorgeous.

    But I cannot agree with you that it is better. Numbers will speak for themselves and personally, I don’t think that the Mazda3 is such a bad looking car. I own one–it’s not a hatchback like the Speed3, but a 3 no less.

  3. I drive a Mazda3 Sport and I think it’s the best looking small car on the road. To each his own, I guess.

  4. Really great.

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