Mazda MX-5 with a Twin-Turbo V8 Reaches for the 9’s

Mazda MX-5 with a Twin-Turbo LS1 V8

Last year Street Machine took a tired Mazda MX-5 and installed a twin-turbo 5.7 L LS1 V8. The also added a Powerglide two-speed transmission, Ford 9-inch rear end, and four-link suspension. The combination made a respectable 11.1 sec quarter-mile at 135 mph but nowhere near its full potential. So after fixing some self-inflicted issues and … Read more

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Mazda MX-5 with a LFX V6 – Part 3

1991 Mazda MX-5 with a LFX V6

One Lap Heroes is back with another update on Konstantinos Sidiras’ 1991 Mazda MX-5 project. In the previous video we finally got to hear the 3.6 L LFX V6 and see the Miata drive. Unfortunately issues with the clutch ended the test drive early. In this video Konstantinos drives the MX-5 around the track after … Read more

First Drive in MX-5 with a LFX V6

1991 Mazda MX-5 with a LFX V6

We have been following Konstantinos Sidiras’ 1991 Mazda MX-5 project from One Lap Heroes. He wanted to replace the factory powertrain with a 3.6 L LFX V6 and manual transmission from a 2012 Camaro. Konstantinos traveled to Athens, Greece upon hearing the project is finished to drive it for the first time. While out on … Read more

Mazda MX-5 with a Turbo 1UZ V8

Mazda MX-5 with a turbo 1UZ V8

Dennis K√∂hler and his Mazda MX-5 have continued to develop since our last article. In 2016 the MX-5 was powered by a 4.0 L 1UZ V8 with a BMW ZF manual transmission and BMW rear end. For the 2018 season he went with a different livery and forced induction. The new engine is a 1UZ … Read more

Mazda MX-5 with a LFX V6 – Part 2

1991 Mazda MX-5 with a LFX V6

One Lap Heroes is back with another update on Konstantinos Sidiras’ 1991 Mazda MX-5 project. In the previous video he explained the roadster was receiving a 3.6 L LFX V6 and manual transmission from a 2012 Camaro thanks to a V8 Roadsters LFX swap kit. In this video Konstantinos explains how they installed everything and … Read more