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
Brian, just wanted tyou to know you've got another highly satisfied customer. I got my RoadstersportIII muffler on Friday, installed it in 20 minutes, looks and sounds awesome. I like the baffles out!! My new tires/wheels came Saturday, just got them on and test drove them. Fantastic!! And how they look--- just what I was after. I will add the front "mud flap" that looks like the rear one, for some stone protection, but the offset was just what I was working for. I'd love to send you some pictures for your photo gallery. If you'll send an adress via e-mail, I'll send some high-res photos showing clearances and side profiles, etc. The graphite spokes and polished rims really set well on my black car.
Thanks again, me and my wallet will be back!!
I got the oil cooler installed and I'm diggin' it! Thanks. (product # 10-10012)