Miata with a Snowmobile Engine

Mazda Miata with a Yamaha Snowmobile inline-three

This 1991 Mazda Miata called “Balto” was built by Evil Genius Racing in Davis, California to compete in LeMons racing. The original motor was sold when the team purchased the car and is now powered by a two-stroke 700 cc inline-three taken from a Yamaha Mountain Max snowmobile. The CVT transmission was also taken from … Read more

RWD Golf with a MX-5 Powertrain

RWD Golf Mk2 with a turbo 1.6 L inline-four

The front wheels in this Volkswagen Golf Mk2 are no longer being driven by the factory motor. Or being driven at all. Instead you will find power comes from a 1.6 L B6-ZE inline-four from a Mazda MX-5 with a KO3 turbocharger from an Audi. Power goes through a custom driveshaft to a LSD from … Read more

Building a Miata with a Ferrari V8

1999 Miata with a Ferrari 360 V8

Blackbird Fabworx is a talented fabrication shop located in Canoga Park, California that specializes in Miata parts. They also race a modified 1999 NB Miata called “Morpheus” in Global Time Attack. You can read more details on the race car in MotoIQ’s article. However the company felt it was time to replace the factory 1.8 … Read more

For Sale: Miata with a J32 V6

1990 Mazda Miata with a J32 V6

This 1990 Mazda Miata is for sale in Athens, Georgia with an asking price of $12,500. Under the hood sits a 3.2 L J32 V6 from an Acura 3.2 TL Type-S which produces 280 horsepower. The car was built by Super Fast Miatas using one of their Honda J-series V6 swap kits. Other upgrades include … Read more

Mazda MX-5 with a Turbo 4G63

Mazda MX-5 with a Turbo 4G63 inline-four

I always enjoy writing about a neglected vehicle being reborn into an exciting and loved project. This Mazda MX-5 NA might have been destined to a short life rotting away until Daniel Walker decided to give it a second chance. The project started in 2013 with a goal to build a capable track car on … Read more