Sub Model: r100
Exterior Color: midnight blue
Interior Color: Black
Drive Type: yes
Yucaipa, California, United States
i thought i would never sell this r100 but ??? the color is a lexus blacksapphire pearl redone interior redone dash that alone was like 1k the motor is a 13bpp with 9.7 rotors rx8 shaft 62 terminator carb racing beat alum flywheel pressplate and 4 puck clutch trans is a old school cosmo 5speed motor is balanced by racing beat. header 2 magnafloww glass packs 2.25 16" long to a borla 3" muff stock rear housing with the kia 4.77 posi gears msd boxes for ignition hidden under dash no big ugly autometer gauges in this car. 3 gauges in center are smiths . lakewood traction bars weld wheels 15x3 and 15x7 the front struts are rx2 with new inserts with aerospace components brakes 2piston calipers with the stock 4x110 bolt pattern clutch/brake master cylinders are from a ford courier for better pressure than the stock r100 stuff bumpers and rear light housing recromed look like new window stainless and rain gutters are clean originals all new rubber for windows battery in trunk inside an aluminum battery box 15 gallong aluminum cell in trunk the gass door was removed sheet metal welded in for a clean look extra parts for car are the original front struts complete rotors calipers lines etc,clutch/brake masters, extra set of window regulators, 5 speed from s4 turboll extra 13bpp spare motor 0 miles all new pcs inside motor 9.7 rotors with fd e shaft sure forgetting something else ask questions ill answer them asap car has always been a southern california car no rust issues anywhere
We're not trying to make a joke here. The creation you see above really is called the Bauer Catfish, and while the name is about as attractive as your average bottom feeder, the car itself is built on a sexy notion. Take the mechanical bits of one 1990-2005 Mazda MX-5 Miata, add in a tube chassis for as little weight as possible, complete with some custom body work and go forth. Bauer says the finished product weighs in at just 1,550 pounds, and the company will be happy to pull the stock four-cylinder to drop in a healthy General Motors LS V8.
The pre-production prototype shown above competed in last year's 25 Hours of Thunderhill, finished the race and earned a spot on the podium in the "anything goes for sports racers" ESR class. Very cool.
If you're looking for a dedicated track car, it may not get any better than this for the money. Expect to pay around $13,900 depending on options, plus the cost of your donor Miata. That's a good sight cheaper than a used Chevy Corvette Z06 and likely to be quite a bit more fun. After you're done watching it in action in the brief videos below, check it out over at Bauer Ltd.
Visiting an auto museum is one of the best ways we know to connect with car culture and to commune with the past and bone up on one's knowledge. Most of us have a decent museum within a few hours drive of where we live, but that doesn't mean it's easy to see the world's great collections - factors like cost, time and mobility can get in the way. Videos are great, but they don't allow us to browse at our own pace or choose what we'd like to focus on. The folks behind Google Maps have a solution - the virtual museum tour, as seen here at Mazda's fantastic museum in Hiroshima, Japan.
The Google Maps tour allows viewers to take a walk through the main exhibition area of the museum, and you can focus on specific classic cars from Mazda, or check out displays featuring new technologies like Skyactiv. To take a quick spin through the museum - or a leisurely stroll at your own pace - scroll down to start your own virtual tour.
Forgive us for having the distinct feeling of déjà vu, but it certainly feels like we've been here before. By that we are referring Car and Driver and the announcement of its annual 10Best vehicles for 2013. To be sure, it's an impressive selection of cars that combine heart-pounding performance and frugal sensibilities, but it also represents something of a broken record on the part of C/D. We're not so sure that's a flaw, though, as the resulting list is tough to argue with.
Vehicles like the Ford Mustang, Porsche Boxster, and BMW 3 Series have maintained their high-horsepower spots on this list for several years now. Even on the more practical and nimble end, the Honda Accord, Honda Fit and Mazda Miata have not budged. These continued spots are even in light of redesigns for some vehicles such as the Accord, Boxster and 3 Series.
In fact, the only newcomer to the 10Best list this year are the Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ twins, which knocked out the Cadillac CTS-V. We think it would have been a huge misstep to have excluded the FR-S/BRZ, even in light of the supercharged Caddy's lamentable departure from 10Best.