If you think behind this funny name is an ordinary Mazda 6 family sedan from 10 years ago, think again. Emerging in 2006, the Mazdaspeed6 is an affordable performance car they disguised as an economy family four-door. However, Mazda designed this car to be the perfect driver’s machine in sheep’s clothing. Under the hood is a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 270 HP. The motor sends its power to all four wheels over an intelligent AWD system and six-speed manual transmission. Mazda cleverly hid the Mazdaspeed6’s advanced hardware under their regular body style. The only difference is the grille and a few subtle modifications. That means even the most experienced car aficionados have trouble telling the regular Mazda 6 from the crazy Mazdaspeed6.
The performance numbers of the Madzaspeed6 are outstanding, even by today’s standards. The Mazdaspeed6 is capable of going from 0 to 60 in just 5.5 seconds with top speeds of 150 mph. Thanks to the all-wheel drive, it’s surefooted even in difficult driving conditions. Despite being over 10 years old, the Mazdaspeed6 can still surprise many current-performance cars. It delivers real-life usability at an affordable price.