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Mazda MX-5 TURBO vs Ford Focus ST: can BBR's Mazda put Ford's all-conquering hot hatch to the sword?

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Can the BBR-tuned Mazda MX-5 Turbo overhaul the mighty Ford Focus ST? Mark Tisshaw takes to Cadwell Park to find out.

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The Mazda MX-5 is one of our favourite affordable sports cars, but compared with the current crop of high-performance cars, it is beginning to feel a little outgunned. With that in mind, Northampton-based BBR has developed a turbo kit boosting power to 285bhp -- slightly more than the Ford Focus ST. Mark Tisshaw takes the pair to Cadwell Park to see if the Mazda's extra grunt can overhaul the brawny Ford.

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