Mazda MX-5 with a Turbo 13B

Mazda MX-5 with a Turbo 13B

Teruyoshi Iwai competes in D1 Grand Prix in his Mazda NA Roadster for the R Magic H.D.O D1 Racing Team. Under the hood sits a 1.3 L 13B-REW two-rotor connected to a HKS sequential transmission with a EXEDY Hyper Carbon-R triple-plate clutch. The engine makes 542 hp (550 ps) thanks to a Garrett GTX3582R turbocharger … 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

Mazda MX-5 with a LFX V6 – Part 1

1991 Mazda MX-5 with a LFX V6

Konstantinos Sidiras from One Lap Heroes is upgrading his 1991 Mazda MX-5 with an engine swap. The first video explains he was originally going to use a LSx V8 but decided to use a 3.6 L LFX V6 from a 2012 Camaro. The V6 makes 323 hp (241 kW) at 6800 rpm and 278 lb-ft … Read more