Mazda MX-5 with a 1UZ V8

Mazda MX-5 with a 1UZ-FE V8

Dennis K√∂hler is a professional drifter in Germany who competes in this first generation (NA) Mazda MX-5. The roadster used to be powered by a turbocharged 1.8 L inline-four but Dennis switched recently to a 4.0 L Toyota 1UZ-FE VVTi V8 taken from a Lexus LS400. The engine runs off a ECUMaster EMU system and … Read more

Flyin’ Miata’s ND Miata with a LS3

Flyin' Miata's ND Miata with a LS3

After Flyin’ Miata got their hands on a 2016 Mazda Miata ND they immediately began stuffing a LSx V8 into it. After months of work they are now unveiling their finished prototype and taking orders. Because of the extra engine bay room in the ND platform the swap actually went easier in terms of fitment … Read more

Mazda Miata with a Cummins 4BT

Mazda Miata with a Cummins 4BT

Pistonhead Productions unveiled their diesel powered 1990 Mazda Miata drift car at Gridlife. Several months ago they held a crowdfunded campaign to gather enough money to build it and then in June held a 48 hour live build for the fans to watch. You can see the 3.9 L Cummins 4BT inline-four took up every … Read more

Diesel Drift Miata Live Build Video

Pistonhead Productions 48 hour live build - Drift Miata with a Cummins 4BT

Watch the guys from Pistonhead Productions and their friends build a Drift Diesel Miata live over 48 hours. If you don’t remember the guys held a crowdfunding campaign to build a Mazda Miata with a turbo Cummins 4BT diesel, Ford T19 four-speed transmission and Ford 8.8 rear end. Source: Pistonhead Productions and photo by @Sleepy_Abbey

Mad Mike Debuts RADBUL Gen2

Mad Mike Whiddett RADBUL Gen2 Mazda ND MX-5

Mike Whiddett has been teasing fans about the next generation of RADBUL. This time around Mike wanted the car to have “more noise, more power, more grip.” The car is based on a ND MX-5 and features another rotary engine. The engine was built by Pulse Performance Race Engineering as is making around 1,200 horsepower. … Read more