This car is proof that it takes a lot to make a Miata slow. Results say this car was fast and most couldn’t believe I sold it so quickly. Truth is, I didn’t consider the car well setup at all and the lack of power was going to prove very expensive to remedy.
The suspension was comprised of soft street springs and koni stocks resting on the bumpstops. The Viscous LSD in the car seemed useless to me and one wheel spin was a constant issue. Getting power out of the car meant supercharging and supercharging meant ~$4000. Really, as fast as the car proved locally, there wasn’t an aspect of the car’s setup that I didn’t want to change. So why keep it?
All that being said, I loved the roadster on the street. Top down in summer is extremely addicting and this was a very fun car to cruise around in. Still though, of all the cars I have raced, I could not bear the thought of competing in this one for another season the most and I didn’t buy it for the street. I’m sure there are many competitors that would enjoy this car and I hope I sold it to one of those people. I got a good deal when I purchased the car (thanks Reijo) and I passed it on. -R
Specifications of the Machine