GWR's FOR SALE: Extreme MX5 2.3 Turbo Project - San Diego, CA
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Our loss is your gain, a project we started and didn't finish. In brief, Mazda brought over a 'body in white' bare shell and built it into a drift car at a cost of $100,000. No expense was spared including carbon doors and one-piece complete carbon front end. Also included Cosworth built 20k billet crank 300 hp normally aspirated dry sump 14 to 1 compression motor (8 quart oil sump is in the trunk). Body was fully stitch welded at every seam, all suspension points have added gussets and then cage was added and entire shell powder coated for result that is the most stiff MX5 shell ever made. Many expensive extras include Wilwood pro pedal set, Motec M400 ECU, AIM full digital dash, new Ohlins coilovers installed, and on and on. When we acquired this car the plan was to make it an XP racer. Original 2.3 motor too loud to race that class so we had Cosworth make us another 20k 2.3 motor but this time lower compression for turbo. Turbo is complete BEGI kit. Ran into issue that available manifold from BEGI could not support enough turbo to exceed 270 HP on the dyno, so we waited for new BEGI manifold for bigger turbo. And we waited....and we waited. Over a year before the manifold came available and by that time we had moved on to many other projects and now we are finally back to this great NC, have recently added upgraded fuel pump and changed to E85 fuel and dyno is now 380 HP at the wheels, that's over 400 at the crank! Also includes the original 2.3 liter high compression motor. See thread in our forum for MANY more pics and details on custom rear end and more.
New Cosworth Motor!
Performance Parts Used In GWR's FOR SALE: Extreme MX5 2.3 Turbo Project