Overkill? Nah…This Supercharged, V8-Swapped Mazda Miata Is Just Perfect!

Overkill? Nah…This Supercharged, V8-Swapped Mazda Miata Is Just Perfect!

If you hop into this Miata and immediately go for a clutch-dumping launch, then we wish for mercy upon your soul when you end up wherever you end up. A four-banger Miata is a fun little go-kart of a car that can get silly if you push it. A turbocharged example is a track-day weapon, and a standard V8-swapped Miata is the spiritual descendent of the AC Cobra: open-roofed, over-powered and useful only in the right hands. Which means that slapping a 6-71 blower onto the small-block Ford sitting in the engine bay is the perfect amount of icing on the cupcake of “WTF were you thinking?”
We don’t know who or what to feel pity for first: the T-5 five-speed that’s supposed to handle the power, the independent 8.8 rear setup with drive axles from a Chrysler 300M that’s supposed to put that power to the ground, your shorts for what you’re about to do to yourself, or the cop who is about to write a ticket the length of War and Peace for that quarter-mile tire-spinning stunt you just pulled while trying to merge onto the Interstate.

This thing looks like the final boss in a racing video game. You decide if that’s good or not.

Craigslist Link: 1990 Mazda Miata

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6 thoughts on “Overkill? Nah…This Supercharged, V8-Swapped Mazda Miata Is Just Perfect!

  1. MGBChuck

    I have a SBC MGB (500hp or so) and I think this things a little over the top. Don’t think the trans. or rear are in jeopardy because it probably never hooks up! Ship it to Australia for burnout contests.

  2. MGBChuck

    Really-no safety equipment, rollbar etc., hope it’s massively braced underneath, though it wouldn’t matter in a situation, now about it’s weight distribution.

  3. BeaverMartin

    Am I the only one who thinks all it needs is a crazy 60s style hyper glow, bass boat flake, panel paint job and Keystone classic wheels.

  4. Chevy Hatin' Mad Geordie

    What – no Chevy?

    I seem to remember seeing a Vulcan which was an early MX5 with a small block Ford transplant when the car was first introduced. This one however is a suicide special as this thing would snap in half as soon as the gas pedal was touched!

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