Hellcat-powered Miata will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson


News / Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Mazda miata & # 39; s with V8 swaps are not unusual. Kits are available to drop into GM LS V8 & # 39; s, and some even drop you into an old Ford 5.0-liter V8. But a Miata with a Hellcat V8 is something special, and this can be yours. When Automobile is spotted, it's about the block at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction.

This specific Miata from 1999 has a building history that you can also view yourself. It was all on the YouTube channel KARR. Of course the Hellcat engine fits between the wheels, but the hood had to be cut open to fit the intake manifold and the supercharger. The front bumper and lights have been changed in the 2001+ NB Miata design.

According to the list, it has suspension components from V8 Roadsters, a company that specializes in Miata & # 39; s with twice the normal number of cylinders. A manual transmission is located in the center of the car and is connected to a Ford 8.8-inch welded differential. With so much power and an essentially locked rear differential, it should be an excellent drift car. Fortunately, it also has 10-inch wide wheels for more grip and improved Wilwood brakes to stop it.

It will be auctioned during the Las Vegas event of Barrett-Jackson, which runs October 3-5. There is no estimated price for the car, which is understandable because such a thing has never crossed the block. It goes to a new owner, regardless of price, because it is listed as & # 39; no reserve & # 39 ;. So if you want to win burnout matches or get a lot of looks during next year's Woodward Dream Cruise, you can do much worse than picking up this little monster.