John's Monster Miata, New Engine
First test of the new engine, a 331ci Ford engine.
Check out theses TWO sites to see it at the track for the first time,
(first video camera is in a Corvette, second video camera is in Miata). See
the spinout at 17m:27s! Just having fun!
Country drive in an LS3 Miata
Cruising around in a 480 horsepower Miata enjoying a
late autumn afternoon. No traffic laws were harmed while making this
video- really! The wide angle camera makes it seem a lot faster than it is.
Video is from a GoPro Motorsports Hero HD camera using the "open back" case
with the holes in the case taped off with packing tape. This is the best
solution I've found to capture the Exhaust "music" without too much wind noise.
Miata V8 5.0 First Drive
2nd short drive really but who's counting. Interior yet to go in, still
fine tuning engine. Lots of fun so far, though!
V8 Miata on Targa Newfoundland - Garnish stage
Ride along with the Targa Miata crew on one of the classic Targa
Newfoundland stages in 2011. Garnish has a bit of everything - high speed
through the woods, tight little town streets, smooth pavement, rough
pavement - it's a real workout for the car and the crew. You can hear the
100 mph wheelspin right near the beginning of the stage. The team was
leading the Open Division of the race at this point.
The car is powered by a modified L33 V8 engine, making between 350 and 400
hp and a 6-speed transmission. The conversion was done using parts from
V8Roadsters, as are all the V8 conversions from Flyin' Miata. Suspension is
the FM AFCO setup, working hard in this stage. It was built and driven by
Keith Tanner and navigated by Janel Tanner.
For more on the car, see http://www.targamiata.com. For more on Flyin'
Miata's V8 conversions, see http://www.flyinmiata.com/v8
MNIVET (Turbo LS1 Miata) Vs. 800rwhp Corvette Procharged D1SC (HD)
A lightweight Mazda Miata with a ls1 Corvette motor swapped into it, turbocharged with a single turbo 76mm comp watercooled oil-less turbo at 15lbs of Boost making roughly 700rwhp against a Dallas
Performance procharged d1sc 800rwhp built auto corvette. Footage includes
multiple camera angles on both vehicles and in-car HD video with wind mic.
Details on the Miata setup below:
turbo LS1 Miata aka "MNIVET" curb weight
Mid-Mount 76mm Oil-Less Comp turbo,
Precision 46mm gate, A2A FMIC, 80lb Seimens, Forged 346, T56, 3.29's.
659rwhp & 580rwtq @9psi Boost...
11.5 @ 138 on 225/45 street tires @ 8-9psi
Now @ 15psi... Around 750rwhp...
Most Powerful & Highest Trapping V8 Miata in the World.
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Flyin' Miata V8 turnkey walkaround
A stunning piece of cinematography, this is a walkaround a Habu, one of
Flyin' Miata's turnkey V8 cars. For more information, see
You can see these cars in action at http://www.youtube.com/TargaMiata.
The car is a 2004 Mazdaspeed that was stripped to a bare body and rebuilt
with all new parts:
430 hp all aluminum Chevy LS3 engine
6-speed T56 transmission
Getrag rear end with limited slip
Flyin' Miata Exhaust and cooling
Flyin' Miata AFCO suspension and V8Roadsters tubular control arms
Flyin' Miata four-wheel big brake kit
Hard Dog Hard Core Hard Top roll bar