200 HP

Thursday, September 01, 2005

A V8 in an MX5/Miata/Eunos....surely not???

While doing some more research on how to get my car to 200bhp I came across some interesting articles that involved putting a 5 LITRE V8 ENGINE!! in an MX5, as I carried on, it appears all types of engine have been shoehorned into this sexy looking sportscar I own.

Crazy....well not really?? It appears that it's been going on for years in America and the scene is growing quickly in the UK and Australia and the Japs are just mad and drop incredibly powerful Mazda RX-7 and Honda S2000 engines in them, it makes what is an already powerful car a whole lot more fun; if you can afford the $25,000 or £15,000 bill for doing it!



(Picture courtesy of Andy of the MX5 Owners Club UK)

....but I don't thnk I'll be dropping a V8 just yet, I've made a good friend in Phil Dixon who runs a company called Performance 5 (www.performance5.com) and David from Tracktec (www.tracktec.co.uk) and they really know their stuff, they will both be coming up with some solutions for my power goal....200bhp here I come!

This month I managed to save up some cash to get the car handling better than it already does, some nut cases in America make all these fantastic things for my car, there known as Flyin Miata (www.flyinmiata.com) and I've just bought there handling kit which basically replaces the entire suspension setup and makes it look cool.

(Thanks to Flyin Miata for the picture above)

The red car is what my car looks like now and the light blue car is what my car will look like after it's fitted by my friends at Tracktec, I just wish I had the same alloys they look gorgeous (one step at a time eh???)

If you're reading this and have an MX-5, check out all the websites above to see what potential your has and see what you're missing out on. So much for keeping it the same!??

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