Turbo--race-tuned 250whp--performance Inspired Racecar Scca, Autox on 2040-cars
Poquoson, Virginia, United States
For Sale: Tuned black 1988 Mazda Rx7 GXL
Motor: Atkins Rotary rebuilt 6-port 13b with < 800mi, custom port matched 4-port intake manifolds (upper and lower). Full compression.
All modification have <100mi: Haltech e6k, LT-1 custom-mounted TPS sensor, custom air and fuel sensors, staged fuel injection - 460/850cc injecters, begi fuelpressure regulator, edlebrock 255 fuel pump, t4 turbo, 45mm HKS wastegate, custom downpipe/ SS exhaust manifold, turbosmart BOV, custom V-mount air-air intercooler, custom welded piping, Koyo aluminum radiator, dual alternator pulley, short-throw shifter, clutch<100mi, Full Jap spec Bomex Body kit (1year backorder), re-amemiea side view mirrors, Koni 5 way adjustable shocks, drilled/slotted brake rotors, new brake pads, 4pt. roll cage (not welded in), voltec 18"x8''/18x9", good tires.
MRD out of Portsmouth tuned this car to 250 whp at 5lbs of boost, capable of 10-14psi. Hits full boost around 2500rpm.
Interior has no carpet and only the driver's seat. Comes with Optima Red top battery that needs to be charged/changed. Aux gauges were stolen while at MRD (FP, coolant temp, oil temp, Boost, EGT). Coolant buzzer constantly runs.
The car starts up and idles fine. The car drives fine. But because the coolant temperature sensor is not connected and the vmount intercooler hole is not cut out of the hood I cannot recommend driving the car long distance or daily until these issues are addressed.
Clean title, I've owned this car since 2002, chasis has about 100,000mi.
I love this car, I wanted a fast daily driver, but its a fast racecar! I dont have time or space to play with it anymore. *Not a daily driver--car is fast and loud, this would make a great wacky-wednesday, drift or SCCA project.*
I will demonstrate that the car starts and runs, car is sold as is and the buyer is responsible for moving it.
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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:27:00 EST
Fans of simple, lightweight motoring, rejoice - we now have images of the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata undergoing testing at der Nürburgring Nordschleife. Now, to be fair, this isn't some lightly camouflaged example that will give us a great peak of what the next Miata, which will also become the next Alfa Romeo Spider, will look like. This is a mule, with the new bits hidden under a current Miata's body. That doesn't mean there aren't a few scraps of valuable information here, though.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:58:00 EST
According to our flock of camera-toting spies at the Nürburgring, the next Miata is likely to grow a bit, as new models are wont to do. In particular, it will be longer and wider, and the wheelbase is likely going to be stretched, based on the shape of the wheel wells and doors. Both of those factors will add more space in the cabin.
Those are the big indications provided by these photos, but while the MX-5 might be growing, it's a safe bet based on these images that it, and the (likely pricier) Alfa, will retain the classic, long-hood, short-deck styling that so typifies rear-drive roadsters.
As Mazda continues the current rollout of its still-new Skyactiv technology, the automaker is already looking at improving its family of engines for even better fuel economy and emissions reductions. Automotive News reports that with stricter fuel economy and emissions regulations planned for 2020 and 2025 in Europe, Mazda will likely release engines with next-generation Skyactiv 2 technology by the end of this decade, and Skyactiv 3 units just five years later.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:57:00 EST
The latter is expected to focus on improved engine cooling and lessening energy losses, but the big news in AN's report is that the next-gen Skyactiv 2 engines will use Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition, or HCCI. This type of ignition is very similar to how a diesel engine operates (with high compression and using the compression stroke for fuel combustion rather than spark plugs), a method said to provide a cleaner and more efficient fuel burn - to the tune of a 30-percent improvement in fuel economy compared to current Skyactiv engines. Other automakers, including Hyundai, have already announced they are developing HCCI powerplants with similar technology and characteristics, so Mazda likely won't be a lone wolf here.
Equipped with HCCI technology, Mazda figures to be able to compete with larger automakers in terms of fuel economy and emissions without resorting to hybrid powertrains, continuously variable transmissions or automatics relying on more forward gears (eight or more) for optimal efficiency. Some of the challenges of HCCI, according to AN, include the need for better engine cooling, risk of misfire at high and low rpm and uneven engine performance based on fuel properties.
When is a stock, 167-horsepower Mazda MX-5 Miata quicker than a Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang, Lamborghini Gallardo, Lotus Elise and a Porsche 911? When it's raining. Sort of.
Mazda Canada arranged a unique drag race to show off the fact that the Miata's optional power retractable folding hardtop can go from top-down to top-up in just 12 seconds flat. In this video, all six cars line up for a drag race, and it starts to rain (well, sort of - but you'll have to watch the video all the way to the end to see what we mean). The green flag is waved, and the timer starts as soon as the convertibles begin to put their tops up. But because the Miata's roof mechanism gets the car's roof back up a full 5.1 seconds quicker than the second-place car, the Mazda gets a serious advantage off the line for the actual drag race.
It's a fun video. And while we've spoiled the results (come on, the video was uploaded by Mazda, you knew the Miata was going to win), be sure to see how it all unfolds, below.