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
How to Turbo - Part 1
After buying a Euro car last episode, Marty discovers he has not yet found
his perfect vehicle... In this extended episode, we reveal what he got, and
show how to make it faster.
Wanna show the world that you fix your own shizzle? MCM stickers, ti shirts
and other mad shizuoika available here:
Official Site: http://www.mightycarmods.com
Music from the episode is available here:
http://www.mightycarmods.com/collections/music (Forced Induction by MOOG
was featured in this episode)
Also something to note around Mighty Car Mods: we are normal guys and are
not trained mechanics. We like to make interesting car mods and show you
how we've gone about it, but we can't promise that anything we show you
will work for your particular car, or that you won't harm yourself, someone
else, your car or your warranty doing it. Please be safe, be responsible
and unless you know what you're doing, do not fool around with very serious
machinery just because you've seen us make it look so easy. Talk to a
qualified mechanic if you are in any doubt.
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
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
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.
Targa Newfoundland House Crash - Subaru WRX STi
This is a crash from Targa Newfoundland a few years back that was finally
released on the internet recently. The WRX STi in the video locks up before
running in the home. Luckily the safety equipment did its job.
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The 525 hp V8 race Miata on the track
What do you use as a chase car for a 525 hp Miata on the track? Another 525
hp Miata, of course. Crank the volume for this one.
The black car was built by Flyin' Miata for a customer, who's on his first
track outing with the car. It's got a 6.2 liter LS376/525 crate motor,
which is rated at 525 hp by GM Performance Parts. The transmission is a T56
Magnum from Rockland Gears, and the rear is a Getrag unit from a Cadillac
CTS-V. The suspension is AFCO, and the aero is a Car of Tomorrow wing with
a big splitter up front. You can also get some glimpses of the 25 gallon
endurance fuel cell filler on the back window. Tires are 275 Hoosiers on a
The camera car has an almost identical drivetrain but is on smaller Toyo
tires. The camera is directly under the intake so you get some pretty
This video shows the customer on his first track day with the car, feeling
out the fresh build and getting used to this power/weight ratio. The track
is the Grand Junction Motor Speedway.
Is the Mazda MX-5 Any Good? - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris has been known to not like the Mazda MX-5, even calling it
dirty words in an article a few years back. Now he gets to support his
point by swapping his Ferrari 599 with Cameraman and Editor Neil Carey's NA
Mazda MX-5. Was Chris wrong a few years ago?
Targa Newfoundland 2012 - Teaser
Targa Newfoundland 2012 is back for another year, with some all new
routes!!! tell your friends to subscribe folks!! Videos Of Newfoundland
well be right there! recording whatever i can, and uploading here every
Targa Newfoundland - Its about the drive!
0 to 100 to 0 with a V8 Miata 0-100
Trying to hit the 427 Cobra record of 0 to 100 to 0 in 14 seconds with a 96
Miata. No traction and bad stock brakes for sure! For a complete build
diary go to http://jimsmiata.blogspot.com/