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Dein Projekt-MX5

Dein Projekt: Webster’s white fear

8. Januar 2019

I have always loved the MX5 and have been lucky enough to own 3 amazin examples. Firstly a pristine MK2.5 1,8 vvti with only 16k miles, then the very rare M2 1001 #62 which was an amazing car. However a deal with Miataland owner Andrea was done and I sold the car. I then decided I wanted to go turbo with this being the outcome listed below. That’s the complete spec which has made the car one of the most well balanced cars I have driven and likes to regularly scare super cars. The car is styled as a retro racer with some design cues from the M2 1001. It has been built to be useable on the road or track. It now has reliable 300Bhp and with the lightweight parts the car is a true driver’s experience.

Base Car

  • Very late MK1 August 1997
  • UK Car Original Colour
  • 64000 Miles genuine


  • Flyin‘ Miata springs and dampers
  • Flyin’ Miata front and rear adjustable ARB’s
  • Rose joint drop links
  • Performance 5 frame rails
  • Cusco front and rear subframe braces
  • Harddog rear roll bar
  • TR Lane harness bar
  • S Special upper strut brace
  • Fully polybushed wishbones
  • Uprated engine Mounts


•15×8 ET0 Rota RKR’s (Gunmetal) with Tyo R1R 205/45/15’s


  • Willwood big brake kit with DS2500 pads (front)
  • MK2 SVT calipers with Goodwin Racing floating disks and EBC Yellow’s (Rear)
  • Braided lines all around

Interior Enchancements

  • Sparco Sprint V Seats
  • Sabelt 4 point 3” harnesses
  • Sparco seat mounts
  • Trap 1002 centre console
  • Nakamae door cards
  • Zoom door pullers
  • Customer made billet short shifter
  • Replica KG Works gauge cluster
  • Rev Limiter hazard switch
  • Momo 78 swede steering wheel

Exterior Enchancements

  • Garage Vary FRP Type 2 bonnet
  • Jubiride arches (genuine)
  • GV rear panel with genuine Portacab rear light
  • GV style front lip
  • Extremely nice quality mirrors – probably Runabout
  • YSCC composite ducktail bootlid
  • Home Brew stainless side repeaters
  • Nilex front and rear stainless tow hooks
  • Genuine Mazda hardtop
  • Raybring headlights


  • Fully forged 1800 block
  • 84mm Wossner pistons
  • Forged rods
  • ACL bearings
  • Flyin’ Miata FM2 kit comprising of
  • T28 Roller bearing turbo (oil and water cooled)
  • FM cast turbo manifold
  • FM cast turbo elbow FM downpipe
  • FM FMIC with hard pipework Stage 3
  • Inconel locking hardware
  • Forge adjustable actuator
  • Mocol oil cooler with thermostat
  • Coolant reroute kit
  • Mishimoto radiator
  • Custom Hayward and Scott centre section
  • Oil catch can / rocker breather set up

Engine Management

  • Hydra Nemesis 2.5 ECU r12 number 209
  • RC 550 injectors
  • Toyoto COPS conversion running sequential ignition
  • Greddy Project B spec 2 boost controller
  • AEM AFR Gauge
  • SPA Design dual oil temperature and pressure gauge

Drive train

  • Flyin Miata Happy meal stage 2 clutch
  • Light weight Toda flywheel
  • MK2.5 SVT 6 speed gear box
  • Rare type II Torsen with 3.6 final drive (really makes a difference to an MX5 with this power)
  • Super Pro differential void filler