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 |  Jun 18 2013, 4:30 PM

7. Mazdaspeed3

2013_MAZDASPEED3

Never afraid to be different, or to flex its engineering might, Mazda launched the Mazdaspeed3 in 2007 taking the sport compact segment by storm.

Mazdaspeed, the brand’s in house tuning and racing division, knows a thing or two about going fast, and outfitted the Mazda3 compact with a turbocharged 2.3L motor. Making 263 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, the Mazdaspeed3 was known for two things: going fast, and torque-steer.

But it turns out, that’s just what the sport compact buyers wanted. To date, little has been done to the formula of the Mazdaspeed3, and many find it to be an absolute performance bargain.

  • Transpower

    Oh, come on. The RX-7 or RX-8 is the number one Mazda for sure….

  • ColumWood

    RX-8? No way. A great car… but for it’s time it was nowhere near the level of the RX-7.

  • Mark Yuri Stephens

    I agree with the Mazda 323 GTX. Could you imagine a Mazdaspeed 3 GTX? AWD? Damn….

  • Hermann

    No B Series?!

  • Kinetis

    The RX-7 was a great car, but it wasn’t a game changer. The Miata changed how the game was played in the small roadster class and dominates it to this day. When there are entire race series’ dedicated to the car and it holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular roadster ever, no question it is Mazda’s shining beacon.

  • UncleB

    Looking for an all electric.

  • Tommy samual

    I can’t see the 929 -1993 up models

  • Murta

    Where is the Cosmo ?