Small cars don’t have to be boring, just ask owners of the legendary Mazda MX-5 . This car doesn’t have the power of a sports car or the size of a supercar, but it sure is fun to drive, more so than some of its larger car counterparts.
Mazda has been known to be small car lovers over the years, as they take these tiny chassis and make them fun to drive. Take the MazdaSpeed 3 for instance. It wasn’t large and it wasn’t as powerful as a Ford Mustang , but it had to be one of the best driving vehicles on the road.
Mazda hopes that their new Mazda 2 Evil Track will continue this small sporty car theme, as it takes the base 2 and adds a touch of speed to it. Imagine what would happen if the cute little green Mazda went to prison and you get the idea of what this Evil Track is all about.
Exterior and Interior
Take the normal Mazda 2 and add some evilness to it and you just about got it. This new Mazda 2 Evil Tracks adds a Mazda Design aero body kit, including side skirts, front and rear air-dam, and carbon fiber rear deck spoiler.
These new additions help turn the cute Mazda 2 into something that worships the devil and doesn’t hold the door for little old ladies. While it has some aggression to it, underneath all that evilness is a normal tiny hatchback, but that isn’t really a bad thing in this case, as the 2011 Mazda 2 is a one of the better driving machines on the road.
The Mazda2 has a very simple design, like the swooping beltline, raked rear hatch, and short overhangs. These design elements help you understand that this machine is meant for driving. This look remains on the Evil Track, just instead of green paint, you’ll find that this version has lost it’s cute touch. The car is painted in a gray paint scheme with Mazda racing decals.
The interior has been redone, as those nice road trip seats are done, in favor of a Sparco sport seat. You’ll also notice the red roll cage, which was created by AWR. Once you’re inside, you’ll notice an updated steering wheel, a safety harness, and fire system. This takes the bland interior of the base Mazda2 and turns it on its head.
Under the hood is a 1.5-liter inline-four, and while output is only rated at 100 horsepower and 98 pound-feet of torque, don’t let the meager numbers lead you to believe that this vehicle is slow. Those are the stock numbers, but this Evil Track version adds a few upgrades to the mix that it must have stole from somebody.
Two of the additions include a AIM MXL Pista data acquisition system and race-tuned Magna-flow exhaust. While those two won’t boost power that much, you can expect a nice upgrade in those numbers.
The stock Mazda2 comes with an automatic as the standard transmission, but we don’t think that’s going to work for this version. We anticipate a manual transmission, which was decent on the base version, but it did suffer from a vague clutch. We hope that issue is corrected for this new version.
Other upgrades include H&R race suspension and coil over kit, 949 6UL 15x9 lightweight wheels, and 225/45/15 Hoosier race tires. These upgrades and the reworked interior should help keep the weight down, making this a grown up go-kart.
There isn’t a whole lot that comes close to this little machine’s capabilities. The only thing we can think of is a fast adult go-kart. But, if we are going to use a SEMA car, we should compare it to other SEMA vehicles.
There are numerous customized Ford Fiesta models on display and only one is a bit better than the Mazda2 Evil Track. That model is the Ford Fiesta by Ford Racing, as it puts out 350 horsepower, a bit too much for the little Mazda.
The 2011 Ford Fiesta by L&G Enterprises uses the same customization technique as the Mazda, with an updated exterior and a cold air intake and exhaust system. The 2011 Ford Fiesta by Steeda Autosports A short-throw shifter and cold air intake developed by Steeda up the performance level. Additionally, tuned front and rear lowering sport springs, retuned dampers, antiroll bars, and a front strut tower brace take a shot at the Evil Track.
GM has created the Z-Spec series that will rival the Evil Track Mazda2. The Spark barks up the Mazda’s tree, with its upgraded exterior and interior. It has an aluminum shift knob and alloy pedal covers, complimented by grille inserts and a rear spoiler.
To keep the battle within Japan, Toyota has created the Yaris GT-S Club Racer . It’s a purpose built track car that’s not only ready to do battle in SCCA competition, but has already done so. This little machine has a significantly modified Toyota 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, that makes 145-hp thanks to bolt-ons like a DC Sports header and K&N intake. The interior has been reworked and racing tires have been added.
When Will It Go On Sale
We have no idea, but please call Mazda and tell them that you want this machine.