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
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
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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LS1 Miata startup, idle, acceleration and flyby
I recorded this insane LS1-powered Miata at the 2012 WannaGOFAST Georgia
Half Mile Shootout...
The video shows the car idling, accelerating, starting up and then flying
by- in that order...
Flyin Miata FM IIR turbo dyno run 448 hp 402 lb/ft
The FM IIR is the latest evolution of Flyin' Miata's famous turbo system. It incorporates an external
wastegate with a divorced downpipe and a big GT3071R turbo. In this case, the turbo is mounted on one of FM's 2.0 stroker
motors. It's running on E85 fuel using an FM Big Fuel kit and ignition is
handled by a set of LS3 coils courtesy of FM's Big Spark kit. The Exhaust is an FM 3" system.
This run made 448 hp and 402 lb/ft, which is just about as much as our Dyno can handle before we
hit the torque limits of the wheel units. It was also getting close to the
limit of the 1000cc injectors, although the FM Big Fuel kit wasn't having
any trouble moving the fuel.
This is the first time I've seen the car actually move on this Dyno.
Full details on the car at flyinmiata.com
Flyin' Miata goes racing - preview
A preview of the video project about the Targa Newfoundland 2011 race, and
Flyin' Miata's entry. It stars the Targa Miata - now with V8 power - as
well as a supercharged 2006.
Adam Costa, the man behind the project, is hoping to raise a bit of money
so he can bring a bigger crew to the race. If you'd like to pre-order a DVD
or poster, stop by his Kickstarter page.
Walkaround of an LS3-powered Miata
A 1996 Miata with a 480-hp LS3 installed inside. The car was built at
Flyin' Miata (flyinmiata.com) and uses an all-new drivetrain with the LS3,
a T56 transmission and Getrag rear end. The car weight is around 2500 lbs.
Driving a V8 Miata on the street.
Nothing too exciting, just a taste of what it's like to drive a 480 hp
LS3-powered Miata in normal traffic. No traffic laws were harmed in the
making of this video!
The car was built at Flyin' Miata, and you can see a full build diary at