9s Miata Has LS V8, Turbo and Nitrous, Humiliates Corvettes and Camaros

Yesterday, we spoke about what happens when people underestimate the manly side of racing nearly-stock Miatas. We are now back on the masculine MX-5 topic to bring you a Mazda that can take down plenty of muscle cars and sportscars.
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V8 swaps for Miatas are nothing new, so many of these are only impressive for those who aren’t in the know. Nevertheless, the owner of the Mazda in the clip below decided to go all the way, adding power enhancers as if they were special power cards in a board game.

To be more specific, this Miata packs a 1991 LS1 V8, which works with a 74mm turbo that delivers around 17 lbs of boost. On top of that, the engine is also fed with nitrous when necessary.

The owner hasn’t provided the output info, but the results at the drag strip speak for themselves. And, as you can imagine, the competitors are less than happy.

The numbers are sweet. Or intimidating, depending on where you look from

This Miata has managed to take down Corvettes, Camaros and other drag strip usual suspects. As you can imagine, the Mazda delivers plenty of unexpected victories in quarter mile races, especially since it doesn’t turn to visual aggression.

And when the machine can pull 9s quarter mile runs, we can definitely label it under “sleeper”. In fact, its owner explains the best run the car has pulled. With the owner explaining the machine can pull a 9.3s run, things get rather interesting.

Sure, this isn’t a perfect sleeper, since the sheer aural side of such a Miata would probably raise suspicions even if a five-year-old would be the one judging. You can check it all out in the footage below, but do make sure your speakers are on and up to a decent volume.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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