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When you have something as tried and true as the roadster formula that makes up the Mazda MX-5, it has been worthwhile to tread lightly with updates. However, add a factory-built turbo to the mix, and things can only get better. And it does, the Mazdaspeed MX-5 sprints to 60 mph in under seven seconds and turbo-lag is nearly non-existent. All around, the Mazdaspeed treatment stiffens the ride and accentuates the stability that the Miata has built a reputation for. MX-5 plus turbo equals fun factor multiplied. It’s a formula for success that any car enthusiast can figure out once you get behind the wheel of this pocket-rocket.
— forzamotorsport.net [1]

The 2005 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5 - abbreviated as Mazda MX-5 '05 - is a RWD roadster featured in Forza Horizon 2 as part of the Mazda MX-5 Car Pack, and as standard in all subsequent main series titles.

It replaces the Mazda Mazdaspeed Roadster from the Xbox 360 Forza series.

Synopsis

The Mazdaspeed MX-5 is a performance model of the second generation MX-5, the NB series. It is the North American follow-up to the Japan-only 2001 Mazdaspeed Roadster but redesigned with a turbocharged engine.

At the time of its debut, the Mazdaspeed was the fastest model ever released of the MX-5.[2] It has also been the only turbocharged production car of the MX-5 series since its discontinuation in 2005.

The Mazdaspeed MX-5 is powered by a turbocharged variant of the naturally aspirated 1.8 liter engine from standard models. Due to its turbocharger, the engine has a lower redline than any naturally aspirated MX-5 model in the Forza series, but offers more power relative to displacement. With a boost pressure of 8.5 psi (0.58 bar), it outputs 178 hp (133 kW) at 6500 rpm and 166 ft·lb (225 N·m) of torque at 4500 rpm, making it the most powerful MX-5 to appear in the Forza series after the Super20.

Its platform uses a four-wheel independent suspension that was upgraded with Bilstein shock absorbers, thicker anti-roll bars painted in red and is connected to a wider set of tires.[2] Its overall weight is 2529 lb (1147 kg), putting it between the 1994 Miata and 2013 MX-5.

Statistics

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Speed 5.3
Handling 4.7
Acceleration 6.6
Braking 4.5
D 367
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 17,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
Compact Sport Coupe and Japanese Street Kings
Speed:
Top Speed: 140.9 mph  (226.7 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.681 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 18.300 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 136.1 ft (41.5 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 334.3 ft (101.9 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.10 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.07 g
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Speed 5.3
Handling 4.7
Acceleration 6.6
Braking 4.5
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D 367
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer for 25,500
Performance & Division
Division:
Sport Compact Icons
Collection Tier:
Tier 1 - Common (+45)
Speed:
Top Speed: 140.9 mph  (226.7 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.719 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 18.300 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 140.5 ft (42.8 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 351.3 ft (107.1 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.10 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.07 g
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Speed 5.2
Handling 6.4
Acceleration 6.7
Launch 7.1
Braking 7.6
C 578
DLC:
Requires the Mazda MX-5 Car Pack
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 12,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
JDM Icons
Speed:
Top Speed: 140.6 mph  (226.2 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.700 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 18.282 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 146.8 ft (44.7 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 351.0 ft (107 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.86 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.90 g
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Speed 5.2
Handling 6.0
Acceleration 6.7
Launch 6.9
Braking 5.8
C 584
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 25,000 CR
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Championship
Championship:
Asian Sports Cars
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
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Speed 5.9
Handling 6.1
Acceleration 5.2
Launch 7.8
Braking 5.7
B 605
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 25,000 CR
Auction House:
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
Performance & Car Type
Car Type:
Retro Sports Cars
Rarity:
Common
Speed:
Top Speed: 140.4 mph  (225.9 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.717 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 18.300 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 51.5 ft (15.7 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 122.7 ft (37.4 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.87 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.90 g

Conversions

Icon Engine.png Conversion - Engine
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6.png 1.3L 2 Rotor
5.7L V8
2.6L 4 Rotor - Racing
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6.2L V8
2.6L 4 Rotor - Racing
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2.png 6.2L V8
2.6L 4 Rotor - Racing
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png 1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
3.2L I6
6.2L V8 (415 hp)
2.6L 4 Rotor - Racing
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png 3.2L I6
6.2L V8 (415 hp)
1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
2.6L 4 Rotor - Racing
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Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7.png AWD
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2.png AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3.png AWD Drivetrain
Icon Game ForzaHorizon4.png AWD Drivetrain

Trivia

  • The Mazdaspeed MX-5 is incorrectly featured with the headlights and taillights from the 2001 Mazdaspeed Roadster in every Forza title it has appeared on.
  • It has an incorrect shifting animation in Forza Horizon 2.

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References

  1. forzamotorsport.net - Forza Horizon 3 - Cars
  2. 2.0 2.1 insidemazda.mazdausa.com - Mazdaspeed MX-5 Press Kit
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