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

Tue, 23 Sep 2014

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

See also: 2015 Porsche Cayenne S, Porsche Macan Turbo vs Cayman GTS in track battle, Porsche offers detuned Boxster and Cayman 211 in Europe.