Interesting facts

How to unlock on-board computer

Mazdaspeed3 / Mazda 3 MPS is equipped with on-board computer. Simply press INFO button for a while and you can read actual fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, average speed and the approximate range on owned fuel. But I found information that on-board domputer is not enabled in some versions of Mazda 3. Normally in versions below Grand Touring you have to pay for that, but for some reason it is trivially easy to unlock it. Probably this works on 2006 and later models, but why not to try this trick? After all, it will not explode ;)

Need For Speed: World - for free

Anybody want to drive a Mazdaspeed3 for free? Although only in a computer game, because Electronic Arts has released Need For Speed​​: World for free. Just go to http://world.needforspeed.com/, login or register an account in the EA, and install the game. Of course, not only the Mazdaspeed3 is available, there are many other cars, but my choice was obvious :) After a few races I took the car to the paint shop and repainted in silver color. Just remember one thing - once you finish playing, do not try the same on the streets.

Need For Speed - other editions

In previous entry I wrote that the Mazdaspeed3 appear in Need for Speed​​: Carbon. It turns out that not only in this edition, because the Mazdaspeed3 also appears in the following editions: NFS: Pro Street, NFS: Undercover, and NFS: World .
Quoting NFS Wiki:
"The Mazdaspeed3 has been available since the Beta stage of World. It no longer has a strong acceleration like seen in Undercover and a higher top speed than the Nissan Silvia.

TorSen

Turbocharged engine with a capacity of 2.3 liters for such a compact hatchback with front-wheel drive entails certain consequences. One is the need for appropriate differential, which is tame 260 HP and 380 Nm, especially when accelerating. The models from the MPS uses the limited slip mechanism TorSen and electronic torque reduction on the first two ratios.

Need For Speed: Carbon

Not every car owner can be proud of the fact that her/his car found its place in the classic computer games, which undoubtedly is Need For Speed ​.
In the tenth part of a series of racing game called Need For Speed​​: Carbon, produced and published in 2006 by Electronic Arts, you can choose Mazda 3 MPS (Mazdaspeed3 in the U.S.) from a tuned car list. PSP and DS Ninetendo version of the game was published as the Need for Speed ​​Carbon: Own the City.