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This 6.2L LS3 V8 Flyin’ Miata Is Likely To Make MX-5 Auction History

Flyin’ Miata disobeyed the principles of each gods and males by dropping a fire-breathing LS3 V8 into a 2016 Miata. Not solely was the store in a position to get the 6.2-liter powerplant to slot in the Mazda’s engine bay, however in addition they managed to make the finished product look (principally) stock. According to Bring a Trailer, that heroic feat was achieved by primarily utterly overhauling your entire automotive. Very little on the automotive stays the way in which it was when it left Mazda’s manufacturing facility. On the skin, it could seem like a imply Miata, on the within, it is all-American muscle.

Starting from the again, the differential driving energy to the wheels was sourced from a Pontiac G8. It’s linked to a Tremec six-speed handbook transmission that might be extra at dwelling in a drag automotive than a small Japanese roadster. Finally, the LS3 crate motor from GM Performance makes 525 horsepower. For comparability, the Miata usually has about 155 horsepower from the manufacturing facility (Via Edmunds).

The new 6.2-liter coronary heart of the Miata has a 3 times larger displacement than the unique 2.0-liter four-cylinder. To make sure the automotive did not implode the second it turned on, the Flyin’ Miata particular is outfitted with a very customized exhaust, braking system, and suspension. As of now, the public sale nonetheless has every week to go and is already as much as $52,000. If the worth retains going up and bidders get antsy sufficient for what needs to be one of many craziest Miata builds ever, it might simply make historical past because the highest-selling Miata on the location, surpassing a previous build from the same maker in 2019. 

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