Think a bog-standard NC Mazda MX-5 doesn’t quite have enough pep? Well, the idea of a road legal 205 hp roadster might just sound fab, and there could be one coming along. It’s called the MX-5 GT Concept, and the Goodwood Festival of Speed debutant is set to test customer reaction to it, with a view towards production, of course.

Inspired by Mazda’s MX-5 GT race programme, UK race specialists Jota Sport has come up with this one, which produces said 205 hp from its normally-aspirated 2.0 litre lump, still paired with car’s standard manual gearbox. The suspension has been uprated to improve handling and is adjustable for different track conditions, while aerodynamic assistance comes from a carbon front splitter, a rear diffuser and boot spoiler.

Elsewhere, the exhaust note has been enhanced with a sports exhaust system, replete with a central tailpipe. There are Recaro seats and a number of carbon enhancements to help reduce weight as well, and road slicks and body-coloured roll hoops behind the seats makes this one track-friendly.

The GT Concept will be showcased at Goodwood alongside the Jota Sport MX-5 GT4 for the event’s hillclimb. The latter, which is currently contesting the 2012 British GT Championship, is a veritable mule of a car, with specs including a 258 km/h top speed and a 0-100 km/h time of just three seconds.