Mazda has revealed the first official images of the new MazdaSpeed3 (AKA Mazda3 MPS, AKA Mazdaspeed Axela) ahead of its official debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. This is the car that puts extra performance behind the Cheshire Cat grin.
The second generation will MazdaSpeed3 use the same 2.3-liter turbo four cylinder engine of the current model . Mazda did not release details on the power figures, but we do know that the engine now meets stringent Euro 5 emissions standards. What we expect from the next generation of the hottest Mazda3 is at least the same 263 hp and front-wheel drive fun. For the rest of the details, we’ll just have to wait for Geneva.
Press release after the jump.