2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
Just a thought. Would the gears in the new MX-5 fit in the Mazda3? The engines are the same, at least for the 2.0 liter version, so it is likely to have a similar transmission, etc. This would add a bit more low end umph and reduce 0-60 times all while using OEM parts.