Mazda MX-5 Super20 vs Lotus Elan


What is perhaps the coolest MX-5 ever made from this current generation. The Mx-5’s philosophy is the benchmark for modern alternatives like the S2000 and the recent 86; nimble, not overly powered, lightweight, simple and raw.

The Super20 debuted in 2010 as a celebration of 20 years of Mx-5 and the car is a proper harsh weekend track warrior, managing to accelerate from 0 to 100 in 5.5 seconds. The reason we are reminding people about this car is because we saw a recent review from Car and Driver as they test drove the Super20 against a Lotus Elan at Laguna Seca.

They tell the tale about what makes such a breed of cars special and outstanding. Especially that in our times the ‘mine is bigger than yours’ mentality in the automotive world seemed to have killed off some of the finer things that many enthusiasts used to love experiencing in a car.

The Mx-5 is a car that follows the roots and heritage of light weight British sports cars, as continuously mentioned by enthusiasts, by reintroducing this niche into our modern times.

Enough said about the history, let’s take another look at this special MX-5; a car we will never ever see in our market ever. Here are some of the tasty specs:

  • DPTune reflashed ECU
  • Racing Beat 304-stainless steel header and exhaust
  • Racing Beat hollow front and rear anti-roll bars
  • ACT organic street clutch
  • MAZDASPEED coil overs
  • Racing Beat hollow front and rear anti-roll bars
  • MAZDASPEED shock tower brace
  • Power Slot slotted brake rotors
  • StopTech DOT-compliant stainless steel brake lines and street performance brake pads
  • SpeedSource front brake ducts
  • 16×9 Enkei RPF1 wheels wrapped with 245/45-R16 Toyo Proxes RA-1 R-compound tires
  • 20mm H&R Trak+ hubcentric bolt-on wheel spacers in the rear and 15mm Sparco hubcentric wheel spacers up front.

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