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Firm shows off 2Evil Special concept at the LA motor show

Mazda has launched its 2Evil Special concept car at the LA motor show.

The standard Mazda 2 was making its North American debut at LA and the firm showed off a 2-based concept car at the show to commemorate its arrival.

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The Mazda 2Evil Special has been given a makeover by the firm's in-house tuning company, Mazdaspeed, and is described as being "a weekend track car that can function equally well as an urban commuter".

The 2Evil Special has a much more aggressive stance than the standard 2, sitting lower and featuring a new front spoiler and wider side skirts. A rear diffuser has been added, while the rear spoiler, so Mazda says, has been added to increase downforce and give it a race appearance.

The concept has been painted in Ceramic Grey and features lime green detailing on the wheels and door mirrors. Mazdaspeed and '55' transfers appear on the car - 55 being a tribute to the firm's 1991 Le Mans-winning 787B racer.

The changes are not just cosmetic, however. Mazda has fitted the 2Evil Special with 17-inch wheels equipped with 215/45 Yokohama Advan tyres, a new coilover suspension system and a Magna performance exhaust system.

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Adam the Great! 4 December 2009

Re: Performance Mazda 2 at LA

I expect it was done just to increase the appeal of the 2 to americans as it is going to be sold their soon!

tannedbaldhead 4 December 2009

Re: Performance Mazda 2 at LA

gazza5 wrote:
its a light car anyway so they don't need a huge powerful engine like the clio, corsa etc.

It would be nice if they did though.

rodenal 4 December 2009

Re: Performance Mazda 2 at LA

Even something mildly warm under the bonnet would be could, along the lines of the old shape 1.6 tdci and petrol fiesta zetec S. Would mean mazda would attract young buyers.

Have to say i really like the mazda 2, it's a fairly honest, straight forward little car. Totally disagree with the comment above about it and the seat ibiza being badly put together though, i doubt anybody who had been in either car would agree. They're both impressively well screwed together for small cars.