How do you like this Mazda MX-5 with a 500-horsepower engine?September 1, 2020
Atelier Flyin decided to seriously modernize the Japanese roadster Mazda MX-5 (Miata). The compact sports car received a powerful V8 LS engine manufactured by the American concern GM. In addition, the Auto boasts a more efficient exhaust system.
Tuning company Flyin from Colorado (USA), decided to take the Japanese sports roadster Mazda MX-5 (Miata) as the basis for its new project. The most important change was the replacement of the standard engine with an LS engine manufactured by the American concern GM.
While one of the main goals of the project was to cram a 6.2-liter LS3 V8 engine under the hood of a Japanese car, Flyin’s Keith Tanner wanted the swap to look as factory-looking as possible.
Judging by the video posted, the tuning studio had to work hard to fit the new engine to the size of the Japanese roadster’s engine compartment. Keith mentions that they took the time to determine the exact position of the engine – the engine sits so tightly that the noise insulation in the hood had to be removed to increase the gap between the engine and the body.
An active exhaust system has been chosen, which gives the miniature Mazda sports car the punchy exhaust noise you’d expect from an LS engine. This sound is adjusted using the factory wiper arm.
Atelier Flyin sells a complete conversion kit for anyone looking to join the V8 ND Miata Club. The price is still unknown.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the Mazda CX-30 crossover will be equipped with a new turbo engine. To date, the most powerful engine for a compact cross-country vehicle is the 2.5-liter naturally aspirated powertrain.
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