Mazda MX-5 with a LFX V6 – Part 5

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 shared his trip to N├╝rburgring and with some testing at the track. In this video Konstantinos shows some testing at N├╝rburgring with a set of Nankang AR-1 245/40 15 tires. Source: One Lap Heroes and … Read more

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Taylor Ray’s Miata with a LSx V8 Swap Cost

Taylor Ray Miata with a 5.3 L LSx V8

Taylor Ray spent the past year swapping a LSx V8 into his Mazda Miata and documenting the process on his YouTube channel. He recently made a very detailed video breaking down the costs of the engine swap. The total came to $13,099 but he estimates could be reduced to $10,517 with better part choices. Listen … Read more

Time Attack Miata with a LS3 V8

Time Attack Mazda Miata with a LS3 V8

This Mazda Miata was transformed into a time attack monster for a lucky customer by Blackbird Fabworx in California. The roadster is now powered by a built LS3 V8 that makes 550 horsepower thanks to a V8 Roadsters conversion kit. Other upgrades include custom Penske suspension, Hoosier 15×11 slicks, 20-point roll cage, and APR Performance … Read more

Mazda MX-5 with a LFX V6 – Part 4

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 tested the car at a local track although it performed well, it was held back by the open differential. In this video Konstantinos explains the work completed since the previous update and then shows his … Read more

Mazda MX-5 with a Twin-Turbo V8 Reaches for the 9’s

Mazda MX-5 with a Twin-Turbo LS1 V8

Last year Street Machine took a tired Mazda MX-5 and installed a twin-turbo 5.7 L LS1 V8. The also added a Powerglide two-speed transmission, Ford 9-inch rear end, and four-link suspension. The combination made a respectable 11.1 sec quarter-mile at 135 mph but nowhere near its full potential. So after fixing some self-inflicted issues and … Read more

Mazda MX-5 with a LFX V6 – Part 3

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 we finally got to hear the 3.6 L LFX V6 and see the Miata drive. Unfortunately issues with the clutch ended the test drive early. In this video Konstantinos drives the MX-5 around the track after … Read more