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

Jaguar/Duratec V6 Swap Kit for Mazda MX-5

Jaguar and Duratec V6 Swap Kit for Mazda MX-5 Miata

Rocketeer is a company in Surrey, UK that developed a swap kit that allows a 3.0 L AJ30 V6 from a Jaguar S-Type or similar Duratec 30 V6 installed into a Mazda MX-5/Miata NA or NB. The Jaguar engine produces 240 horsepower at 6,750 rpm and 221 lb-ft at 4,100 rpm. The kit will work … Read more

Mazda MX-5 with a R32 Powertrain

Mazda MX-5 with a RB20DET and R32 Drivetrain

This Mazda MX-5 called “RB20MX5” was built by Dennis van Voorene at his company BvV Automotive in Harlingen, Netherlands. The project started after Dennis crashed his Nissan Skyline R32 at Nürburgring. The car was damaged beyond repair so the 2.0 L RB20 inline-six, five-speed manual transmission, and R200 rear end found their way into the … Read more

Mazda MX-5 with a Twin-Turbo V8

Mazda MX-5 with a Twin-Turbo LS1 V8

Street Machine set out to turn a Mazda MX-5 they purchased online sight-unseen into a very powerful monster. They sent the MX-5 to All Race Fabrications for most of the fabrication such as strengthening the chassis, installing a roll cage, fuel cell, and four-link rear suspension. Sticking out of the engine bay is a 5.7 … Read more

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

Mazda MX-5 with a Turbo LSx

Mazda Miata with a Turbo LSx V8

This 2007 Mazda MX-5 was built by professional Danish drifter Christian Christensen to compete in DriftAllstars for the 2017 season. Christian went with a 4th generation 5.3 L LSx and a large BorgWarner S480SX turbocharger to power the small car. He is hoping to produce around 1,000 horsepower. Very little room was left in the … Read more