Insanely built 1991 Turbo Mazda Miata Clean, Adult Built and Driven, Reliable Car for Daily Driver or Weekend Autocross/Track/Drift Almost $30k invested -- Nothing Overlooked, Have Receipts Approximately 275-300 HP at full boost (as verified by Data Log Lab), completely tunable 106,900mi on chassis Only 7,000mi on engine and turbo Recently passed NYS inspection Clean title in hand, car is registered and ready to sell MANY extras when picked up, just ask
Engine: - Imported Mazda B6 1.6L DOHC - Professionally Dipped, Magnafluxed, and Decked Before Rebuild - Bored and Stroked to 1720cc - Wiseco 9:1 Compression Forged Pistons
- Crower Billet Connecting Rods - Balanced and Ground Crank - Ported and Polished Head w/ 3 Angle Valve Seats - All New Seals, Gaskets, Bearings, Pumps, Etc.. - ARP Head and Main Studs - 440cc RC Engineering Saturated Injectors - Aluminum Extruded and Balanced Dual Feed Fuel Rail - Bosch 4 Wire O2 Sensor - NGK Iradium Spark Plugs - Nology Hotwires Grounded Plug Wires - Flyin' Miata Knock Sensor - Mazda Competition Motor Mounts
Turbo: - Mitsubishi TD04H-15G Turbocharger @ 18psi - Mitsubishi Starion IC - Custom Over-the-Radiator Intercooler Pipes - Racing Mazda 2.5" Downpipe with Flex Joint - 2.5" SS Enthuza Turbo Racer M1 w/ Borla XS Muffler - 2.5" Racing Mazda Test Pipe - HKS SSQV Blow Off Valve (loud!!) - Flyin' Miata Electronic Boost Controller - Flyin' Miata Stainless Steel Heat Shield - Oil Return Direct to Oil Pan
Other Performance: - Flyin' Miata Link Fully Programmable ECU - USB Port Uplink for Laptop Interface - Walbro 255 HP Fuel Pump - Fidanza Aluminum 1.8L Flywheel - ACT XT 1.8L Clutch - K&N Air Filter - Goodwin Racing Willwood 4-piston Caliper Type IV Big Brake Kit - Koyo 37mm Full Aluminum Racing Radiator
Exterior: - Color: Mazda RX-8 Velocity Red - ViS Type RE Front Bumper - Robbins Sunfast Top with Glass Window (only 2 years old) - Rota Grid Gunmetal 15x6.5 Rims - Falken Azenis RS Sport Tyres 205/50 R15 - Hard Dog Xtreme Roll Bar - Turn Signal Air Intakes - Moss Motors Low Profile Dual Headlight System - Hella Projector Angel Eye Fog Lights - Clear Corner Markers - Miata Scripted Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates - 911 Turbo Badge
Interior: - Corbeau Forza Racing Seat - Corbeau 4 Point Bolt-In Harnesses - Jackson Racing A Pillar Dual Gauge Pod - Defi Blue Racer Boost Gauge - AEM Wideband O2 Sensor and Digital Gauge - Solo Luna Shift Knob - KG Works Type S Push Button Starter Unit
Notes: I have owned this car since 2003, and am the third owner. I bought it in California and had it shipped to Buffalo. It's been my baby and project ever since. I do not get a chance to drive it nearly as much as I'd like to so I think it's time to move on. The car was never abused, driven in snow or rain, and kept under a cover as much as possible. It'll be sad to see her go but I know someone else will enjoy her as much as I have.
$500 PAYPAL DEPOSIT DUE UPON AUCTION CLOSE. REMAINDER DUE CASH IN PERSON OR BANK-TO-BANK WIRE TRANSFER WITHIN 7 DAYS. SORRY, NO CHECKS OF ANY KIND. PAYMENT MUST CLEAR BEFORE CAR IS PICKED UP OR SHIPPED. I WOULD BE WILLING TO PICK THE BUYER UP FROM BUF INT'L AIRPORT IF NEEDED. SOLD AS IS AND SALE IS FINAL. Car is located in West Seneca, NY 14224.
Every few months, it seems a rumor crops up about plans from Mazda to revive the rotary engine. Last November, its CEO said the only way another one could happen is if the project was profitable, and then a month later the automaker showed off the Mazda2 RE Range Extender with a 330cc Wankel engine mounted in the rear. Now, Australian auto site Motoring reports that the PHEV may actually make production in the next-gen Mazda2 sometime after it's initial launch. Martin Benders, managing director of Mazda in Australia, spoke to Motoring about the company's future with hybrids and basically reiterated what the CEO said last year. The Japanese automaker only plans to offer electrified powertrains in places where they can sell in sufficient numbers to be profitable, like Japan. Mazda has been playing with the rotary range-extender idea for years. In the RE prototype, the engine was exclusively used to charge the lithium-ion batteries when they were running low, and a 100-horsepower electric motor provided all of the propulsion. It gave the little hatch an estimated range of about 250 miles. The company reportedly took inspiration from its Skyactiv engines to make the Wankel have lower friction and a lighter weight.
Mazda is being very sneaky about what it is bringing to the New York Auto Show, and it might have something to do with the next-generation MX-5 Miata. Australian website Motoring.com.au spoke to a company insider who told it that at least the chassis for the roadster would debut in Manhattan. The rumor goes that the show will act as the kickoff for the PR campaign for the new model. We contacted Mazda USA PR Director Jeremy Barnes to find out more, and he would neither confirm nor deny the rumor. "Just because you read it on the Internet doesn't mean you should repeat it," he said to Autoblog. That's not exactly an outright, No. Supporting evidence that the new drop top might be appearing in the Big Apple includes Mazda's plan to celebrate the model's 25th anniversary at the show. It's bringing 15 cars from the first three generations to display. "It will be absolutely worth attending the New York Auto Show if you're a Miata fan," Barnes said. That at least hints that there might be something he's not telling us. Otherwise it's a lot of sizzle without much steak.
As we slowly march towards a world where our cars will drive for us, there will be mishaps. Systems will act up, not behave has intended or we'll simply forget to turn them on. We all remember when Volvo tested the S60's City Safety system. Now Mazda has had an issue of its own. During a test of a Mazda CX-5's Smart City Brake Support on a dealership lot in Japan, a prospective customer and a dealership employee were injured when they hit a urethane barrier used for testing the system. According to Bloomberg, which spoke with the Saitama Prefectural Police, the impact with the barrier left the customer with an injured neck while the dealership employee suffered a fractured arm. Considering the injuries, we imagine this wasn't a small barrier. "For any safety function, it's impossible to be 100-percent free of accidents. These technical functions aren't always the easiest to understand," IHS Automotive auto parts analyst, Hiroshi Ataka told Bloomberg.