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Modded budget Mazda Miata takes on new Porsche Boxster in more challenges

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:01:00 EST

Earlier this month, our friends across the pond at Auto Express released the first in a two-video series that would see them try and build up a second-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata that could best a standard Porsche Boxster around the track. While that first video detailed the mods to their MX-5 – a supercharger, some suspension upgrades and a new set of super-sticky rubber being chief among them – and set baseline laptimes for the stock car, today, we have the results of 5,000-pound ($8,200) upgrade job.

Of course, we aren't going to spoil those for you. You'll need to watch the full video, which recaps the upgrades before digging into a comparison of both straight-line-speed differences between the 2.7-liter Porsche Boxster and blown Miata, as well as their behavior and lap times on the track.

Take a look and let us know what you think in Comments.

By Brandon Turkus

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