Mazda MX-5 with a Turbo 13B

Lee Docherty Mazda MX-5 with a turbo 13B two-rotor

Lee Docherty built his Mazda MX-5 to compete at the dragstrip. Under the hood sits a turbocharged 13B two-rotor built by Pac Performance in Revesby, NSW, Australia mated to a GForce five-speed transmission. The engine produces 1200 horsepower thanks to billet plates, Garrett GTX55 turbocharger, Turbosmart 60 mm wastegate, and MicroTech LT16c ECU. Lee’s personal … Read more

Miata with a Turbo 1.8 L Inline-Four

1994 Miata with a turbo 1.8 L inline-four

This 1994 Mazda Miata is being rebuilt by the owner @extech_mike after suffering a wreck last year. The talented fabrication saw it as an opportunity to make the car even better than before. The front now sports a custom tubular front end with tubular upper control arms. In the engine bay sits a turbocharged 1.8 … Read more

For Sale: 2016 Miata with a LS3 V8

2016 MX-5 Miata with a LS3 V8

This 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring is for sale in Fredericksburg, Virginia with a current bid of $51,000. The sports car was sent to Flyin’ Miata shortly after purchase for a complete powertrain swap. The replaced the factory 2.0 L inline-four with a 6.2 L LS3 V8 built by Lingenfelter making 525 horsepower. They … Read more

Building a Miata with a Turbo 13B

1991 Miata with a turbo 13B

This 1991 Miata SE came from the factory with a 1.6 L inline-four and four-speed automatic transmission. However the owner decided to go in a different direction after repairing a broken transmission resulted in splitting the engine block. The first step involved replacing the factory subframe with a V8 Roadsters tubular subframe. On that sits … Read more

K24Z3 Swap Kit for Miata

KMiata K24Z3 swap kit for Mazda Miata

KMiata recently debuted their K24Z3 swap kit for the Mazda Miata. The company already offers kits for the K20A and K24A engines however they received a lot of feedback from customers wanting a kit for the K24Z3 model. The K24Z3’s biggest drawback is the integrated exhaust manifold however the benefits are lower price, availability, enough-for-me … Read more

Mazda MX-5 with a KL V6

Mazda MX-5 SPR1 with a KL V6

This Mazda MX-5 was built by Wayne Blackwell from Blackwell Sports Cars using one of their SPR1 body kits. Wayne sold the car to Nick Groves without an engine. Nick filed the empty bay with a Mazda 2.5 L KL V6 using a swap kit from Crapengineering. He also converted the the roof to a … Read more