Read the complete Mazda2 B-Spec Review at AutoGuide.comSibling rivalry has never been so much fun
by David Pratte
If you’re a motorsports fan or weekend warrior who takes your car to the track, you’ve undoubtedly heard the saying, “It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow”. It’s tempting to write this off as a tired old cliché, but if you’ve ever driven a low-power but lightweight and nimble little sub-compact like the Mazda2, you’ll be familiar with the smile you tend to have on your face when you arrive at your destination.
That’s because there’s something inherently rewarding about fully wringing a car out, and if you’re driving a Porsche 911 or a Nissan GT-R, you simply can’t push it to its limit anywhere but at a race track. Hop behind the wheel of a plucky little hatchback like the Mazda2, though, and you can drive it like an utter hoon on public roads without exceeding the speed limit.
And if you want to take your shenanigans to the next level, for surprisingly little money you can prep it for road racing duty in the growingly popular B-Spec class and go rub shoulders (and maybe even trade a little paint) with pro drivers in the Pirelli World Challenge or Canadian Touring Car Championship.