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Stock engine Miata vs V8 Mustang

In this in-car video I chase a V8 Mustang in my stock engine 130 hp '95 Miata on the 1.1-mi East Track at Firebird International Raceway near Phoenix, AZ during a ProAutoSports HPDE event. The Mustang was much faster on the short straights and I was a fair bit faster in the turns, but I lacked the hp to get by -- and the Mustang driver may not have been aware he was actually holding me up. My lap times were nearly three seconds slower while following the Mustang during the early track sessions that day than when I was running on an open track. But in the last track session of the day when the Mustang driver had more experience on this track, I had a far tougher time catching him than I did in the first couple track sessions in the morning -- he's really quite a decent driver when he knows the track, and his Mustang is well setup.


 


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Z06 Corvette Vs a '95 Miata: A Physical Encounter
This is a reload of a previously posted video that upgrades video to full HD quality and fixes a minor synchronization issue between the front and rear Go Pro Hero video cameras mounted on my car for this video. The video features front and rear facing video displayed in a picture-in-picture format as I run my track-prepped '95 Miata at an HPDE track-day event at Wild Horse Pass MotorSports Park located in the Phoenix metro-area. I have mostly fun and exciting on-track encounters with another well driven Miata, a couple of very quick well-driven Lotus Elise's, a very beautiful new Aston Martin sedan, and an especially exciting encounter with a very fast Z06 Corvette. I believe it is instructive to review details of this track accident. In the video when the accident happened I am turning into a a right hand 75 mph corner in my Miata just as the Z06 Corvette was passing the white Miata about 50-100 yds behind me (the fast and correct line through this corner is to use quite an early apex and then let the car drift left and aim directly for the apex of the next left hand turn). The Corvette driver later told me he thought he could pass both the white Miata and my black Miata and still make the right hand corner. I estimate that 500+ HP Z06 Corvette reached at least 100 mph as he passed the white Miata and then continued on the throttle in an attempt to pass me. I saw the beginning of the pass on the white Miata but then had already began to turn-in toward the corner apex as the Corvette was passing the white Miata and was therefore fully committed to the usual corner line believing the Corvette would back off and follow me into the corner. And because once I had committed to the corner and turned-in toward the apex of the corner, I could no longer see the Corvette in my mirrors and did not know and did not expect that he had not pulled in behind me for that corner which would have been the correct and safe thing to do. And additionally, the Corvette had reached too high a speed trying to pass both Miata's and was unable to slow enough for the corner and hit the right rear wheel well area on my car just as I reached the apex of the right hand corner. This turned out to be a moderate level track accident with no personal injuries, but it did result in major damage to both cars because the differential speed was still at least 30 mph at the time of contact (I was doing about 75 mph at the time of the accident and the Corvette was likely up around 100 mph). After a few hours of work on my car at the track I was able to limp home with it safely, but that lovely Z06 Corvette was taken from the track on a flatbed truck. Both cars are repairable but at rather significant expense -- track accidents with any kind of significant contact almost always result in major and costly damage. Bottom line here is that this was an avoidable accident that happened due to a rather minor error in driver judgment, and possibly some inexperience on this track may also have been involved on the part of the Corvette driver (who accepted full responsibility for the accident). My Miata will be back on the track by early 2014 and I very much hope the Z06 owner (who is a true first class citizen in my book, and by all accounts is also a good driver) gets that very quick Corvette back on the track soon.





1/4 mile Drag race! - MAZDA beats Lamborghini gallardo, Corvette, Porsche, Mustang and Lotus
A Mazda beats 5 super cars in 1/4 mile DRAG RACE! It's a commercial made by Mazda, all rights belong to them. Let me know what you think.





What happens in the transmission when you double clutch / Heel Toe Downshift???
Trying to do everything in one take is nerve racking, as it's nearly impossible to do perfectly. Minor corrections: I said the clutch pedal and throw out bearing are not wear items, I meant not high wear items, compared to the clutch disk. Also, when I mention buying a cheap car to practice, I mean if you own a manual transmission track car that is not your daily driver. Finally, I didn't talk about the syncros. You can do this with one clutch pedal action, but you make the syncros speed up the intermediate shaft. When you double clutch, you bring the intermediate shaft up to speed with the clutch disc, which has more capacity to do so than the synchros. Minor point, but you will see prolonged synchro life when you double clutch. Also, it is not the mass of the servo or engine but the power created by electricity of gasoline that is responsible, but the mass is responsible for the inertia.





Miata playing with the big boys (GTR & CTS-V)
Mazda Miata playing with the big boys Nissan GTR Spec V R35 and Lingenfelter Cadillac CTS-V





The Answer is Always Miata - /TUNED
Ask any car guy, what would make a good first car? Miata. What would make a good weekend car? Miata. What would make a good tuner car? Miata. What would be a good race car? Miata. What could I drive that Chris Harris won't like? Miata. It seems the answer is always Miata. This week, CJ Wilson Racing and Continental Tire invite us to Austin, TX to test two of their best Miatas on the track.





A 250 hp Miata vs a 430 hp Corvette
ProAutoSports and Bob Bondurant team up to hold a track day at the Bondurant High Performance and Race Driving School near Phoenix. This video clip features a moderately modded 2004 MazdaSpeed Miata with about 250 flywheel hp (200 rwhp on a Dyno) following a 430 hp late model Corvette. The well driven Miata (with a passenger in the car) does pretty well considering the huge power advantage of the Corvette, but the Vette does eventually pull ahead slowly.





Canyon Run: Miata vs. Motorcycle
A rundown of my latest ride and a little canyon run which ended up turning into a little challenge!





V8 Miata racing at Infineon
This is my V8 powered miata racing at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. This is a NorCal NASA event. There were only 2 cars in Super Unlimited, so they started us right behind the CMC, AIX and AIX extreme classes. I also catch some of the Honda Challenge cars that did a standing start before our rolling start.





KBB Races a Mazda Miata - Part 1: Skip Barber Race School
A few months back Kelley Blue Book got the crazy idea to go spec racing in a Miata. With a little guidance from some smart folks at Mazda our first step in preparing for fender-to-fender racing was to send our driver, KBB's Micah Muzio, to Skip Barber's 3-day Mazda MX-5 Race School. In this, the first of a 3-part series, Micah learns the ins and outs of driving on a race track and what it takes to win behind the wheel of Mazda's popular little roadster. Kelley Blue Book is your source for car reviews, road tests, new car launches & auto show videos. Subscribe to catch all the latest Kelley Blue Book video reviews. http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=kbb To follow Micah on Twitter, please visit: http://www.twitter.com/micahmuzio





Miata vs STI vs AMG E55
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Turbo Miata vs 6.0 GTO
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Turbo Miata vs. Wrx and Mustang
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Nathan's LS1 Miata Track Day at WHRRI
Waterford Hills open track day against Lotus Elise, Lexus IS-F, vette, etc See my website for more info about my V8 Miata. www.swaptastic.net





The Best Burnout EVER!!!!
$300.00 special catching HELL!!! At the 2011 Burnout party!!! This vehicle was bought to finish the show with a bang!! This was done in front of the house on a PRIVATE road and IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE A BURNOUT DON'T CLICK THIS LINK!!! And don't ask WHY?? If you want to see pics of the road after the burnout go to my channel click on website!!!





25 Years of Miata - Jay Leno's Garage
25 Years of Miata. Bob Hall and Tom Matano tell Jay about the creation and evolution of Mazda's iconic sports car in celebration of its 25th year in production. » Subscribe: http://bit.ly/JLGSubscribe » Visit the Official Site: http://bit.ly/JLGOfficialSite THE BEST OF JAY LENO'S GARAGE » Exclusive First Looks: http://bit.ly/JLGExclusives » Ultra Rare Supercars: http://bit.ly/JLGSupercars » Jay's Book Club: http://bit.ly/JLGBookClub JAY LENO'S GARAGE ON SOCIAL Follow Jay: http://Twitter.com/LenosGarage Like Jay: http://Facebook.com/JayLenosGarage ABOUT JAY LENO'S GARAGE A new video every Sunday! Visit Jay Leno's Garage, the Emmy-winning series where Jay Leno gives car reviews, motorcycle reviews, compares cars, and shares his passion and expertise on anything that rolls, explodes, and makes noise. Classic cars, restomods, super cars like the McLaren P1, sports cars like Porsche 918 Spyder and Camaro Z28, cafe racers, vintage cars, and much, much more. Subscribe for more: http://full.sc/JD4OF8 NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://full.sc/MtLxIM NBC Facebook: http://facebook.com/NBC NBC Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBC NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC/posts 25 Years of Miata - Jay Leno's Garage http://youtu.be/g1qgtCt1jG0 Jay Leno's Garage http://www.youtube.com/user/jaylenosgarage




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