Regular Motor1.com readers might recognize this curious car. We talked about it back in February, and yes, it's a Mazda MX-5 Miata brandishing a 6.2-liter Hellcat V8 under the hood. Actually, the massive engine is too big to fit under the Miata's hood, but as you can see in this latest video, it's not too big to fit the Mazda's engine bay.
Previous build videos from KARR on YouTube chronicle the progress of the bonkers engine swap, but the newest clip from Florida Car Culture shows the end-result, and what can be said that has not already crossed your mind? A 707 horsepower is well known and can be used with reckless abandonment, although it can be anything short of a semi-truck can atomize rubber with relative ease
This smoking demonstration took place recently at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida, and we recently did. The first firing of the Hemi V8 was posted to KARR's YouTube channel less than a week ago, as assume this burnout exhibition was the first major appearance for the FrankenMiata. The smoke show starts off in a little slow, but then the driver hands over the controls to note YouTube car guru and engine swaps Cleetus McFarland for some follow-up action. He doesn't lightly on the accelerator, and by the end of the run, we're not sure to smoke from the engine bay is residual smoke or something a bit more dire.
MX-5 engine swaps It's anything new. Since the sports car's early days have dropped bigger mills under the hood and to be honest, even the torque from a mild V8 turns the Miata into a crazy smoke machine. Considering the 6.2-liter Hellcat offers six times the power you would get from a standard Miata, we are the builder of this wild ride has a healthy stock of tires on standby.
Source: Florida Car Culture via YouTube