Earlier this month, our friends across the pond at
Auto Express released the first in a two-video series
that would see them try and build up a second-generation
Mazda MX-5 Miata
that could best a standard
around the track. While that first video detailed the mods to their
– a supercharger, some suspension upgrades and a new set of super-sticky rubber being chief among them – and set baseline laptimes for the stock car, today, we have the results of 5,000-pound ($8,200) upgrade job.
Of course, we aren't going to spoil those for you. You'll need to watch the full video, which recaps the upgrades before digging into a comparison of both straight-line-speed differences between the 2.7-liter
and blown Miata, as well as their behavior and lap times on the track.
Take a look and let us know what you think in Comments.