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Mazdaspeed Miata: 2 years of turbo glory

The turbocharged Miata was only available in 2004 and 2005, which is exactly why Mazda should bring it back.

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Emme Hall

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The Mazdaspeed Miata was only available in 2004 and 2005, and it's left enthusiasts lusting after it ever since.

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Originally available in just red or gray, the Mazdaspeed wasn't strikingly different visually from the naturally aspirated version.

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Fogged headlights and a bit of an aero kit helped the Mazdaspeed stand out.

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Under the hood was a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with a tiny single-scroll turbocharger pushing out 8.5 pounds of boost.

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The Mazdaspeed was good for 178 horsepower and 166 pound-feet of torque.

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A six-speed manual was the only option.

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The Mazdaspeed came with special 17-inch wheels.

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Badging included at no extra cost!

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Look at that supercute little intercooler.

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For 2004, the Mazdaspeed Miata started at just over $26,000 including destination, making it quite the little bargain.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of Mazda's pocket rocket.

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