Hellcat Swapped Mazda Miata – Dyno and Street Hits

July 24th, 2019

There’s just nothing better than a big old domestic V8 crammed into the engine bay of a tiny sports car. If you do it right, it’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Well, there is no smaller sports car than a Mazda Miata and no bigger (from a horsepower standpoint) V8 than a Dodge SRT Hellcat Supercharged.

Today, we join VMP Performance in the Sunshine State as they tweak and tune this orange creation using the dyno. Looks like the little roadster has been stripped to the gills. All the passenger comforts have been removed in lieu of performance. Aluminum inner door panels, simple grab handles and no trim help to shave weight. A set of sticky drag radials keeps the back tires stuck to the pavement.

The massive supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8 eats up the entire engine bay and spills over onto the hood. A thick intercooler is visible through the lower air dam. When the tuning begins, the baseline is 635whp and 650 lb.-ft. of torque. After a few tweaks and some other mumbo-jumbo, the dyno reveals an increase. The updated figures are 683whp and 647 lb.-ft. of torque. Let’s hit the street!

This thing is a beast! With no roof, it feels like a dune buggy on steroids. Take a look. We are terrorizing the streets of Mexico.

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