Car builds I'd love to do #6 - Mazda MX5 NA

Mazda - Car builds I'd love to do #6 - Mazda MX5 NA - Japanese

As you might be able to tell from the picture, it’s no ordinary NA MX5 build. I’ve already built a rally spec NA MX5 in FH4 with the big Rocket Bunny ducktail, a Martini stripe and “Martini Racing” written on the back, as well as having a supercharger on the stock engine. For this one, though, I’d like to do something a little more special…

The engine

Mazda - Car builds I'd love to do #6 - Mazda MX5 NA - Japanese

As you can see, it’s not the most original idea, but that doesn’t matter. I just love the idea of a rotary powered MX5. Nothing special about the engine, maybe ITBs, no forced induction. Just a low-power 13B in the front of an MX5 that’s been built to hit the dirt. It wouldn’t be the first rotary to hit the dirt either… Mazda made a few rally versions of the SA/FB RX7. Proper suspension and a stifffened chassis are of course important, as well as the look. Yep, an NA with 8 headlights… the regular pop-ups, the 4 foglights between the pop-ups (like in the image) and some more foglights in the corner. Why, you ask? Why not? All the cool rally cars have it (e.g. Group B Audi S1 Quattro, Lancia 037)… What are your thoughts?

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