By on February 4, 2009

Get the latest TTAC e-Newsletter!

10 Comments on “New MazdaSpeed3 Teased...”


  • avatar
    turbobeetle

    I got a screen capture of the car.

    It kinda looks like a snubbed nosed last gen Toyota Celica with a real hach in the back.

    http://s175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/ninjapartout1234/?action=view&current=newmazda.jpg

  • avatar
    lzaffuto

    Looking forward to the 3 year facelift/refresh and hoping they can make it not look like a pokemon anymore.

  • avatar
    Demetri

    It looks even more wacky with the hood scoop. The old 3 is so much cleaner looking. I’m not sad though because this new one makes my old 3 look even better, and I won’t be replacing mine with a 3 anyway as I don’t need a car this big. Let’s get the Mazda 2 over here guys. Hell, at 2200 lbs you wouldn’t even need much engine to make it quick.

  • avatar
    Wulv

    I am waiting on the factory option of adding fangs to the mouth on the front.

  • avatar
    SunnyvaleCA

    Couldn’t they just transplant the engine into an RX-8 and call it a day?

  • avatar
    jayparry

    They had that entire gaping mouth and still needed to add a hood scoop? I was hoping the MS3 version would have a different front clip. Too bad also its a carry over engine (at least thats what ive been reading). GTI is still the better front driver, 1 series is still the better rear driver, and WRX/Evo are still the better all wheel IMHO.

  • avatar

    is it still going to be a FWD, torque steering monster with a 2000 rpm (3000-5000) powerband?

  • avatar
    Vorenus

    SunnyvaleCA… That would be out friggin’ standing.

    Unfortunately, if they did that, they wouldn’t sell any rotaries.

  • avatar
    SupaMan

    I like it, at least they’ve blacked out the normal 3’s silly grin and cleaned up the front fascia a bit. I think in addition to giving the car a proper hood scoop for the top mounted intercooler, the engineers were working on giving the car a bit more power, plus give it more pull in the top end (the car goes wheezy above 5500 rpm). I hope it’s a better ride, even though I’m about to put down a deposit on a current gen Speed3.

  • avatar
    shaker

    Throw a nearly 300HP turbo 4 in a little car, then electronically strangle it to keep itself from driving off a cliff.

    Ain’t competition great?

Read all comments

Back to TopLeave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments

  • ToolGuy: I graduated from high school in 1984 and was a subscriber to Car and Driver at the time [print edition...
  • dal20402: Conclusion: BAT’s a special place. Those eBay listings make me think my original estimate was...
  • Scoutdude: Um no fleets didn’t buy Teslas until well after they had actually built cars and had done so for a...
  • Lou_BC: Where have I said it was a wonder drug?
  • JD-Shifty: Leave January 6 out of this

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber