The Mazda Miata is a pretty common recipient of General Motors LS V8 engine swaps, but it appears many V8 Miata owners decide to build their cars for the street course rather than drag strip.
Holley’s YouTube channel lately caught up with Brad Wiggins, that is known for breaking the handling-focused Mazda Miata mold with his MX-5 based pull cars. Wiggins latest build is definitely an NC Miata that has a GM 6. 2L LS3 V8 under the cover, which is hooked up to a rear-mounted 78mm turbocharger and nitrous. The motor also has new rods and pistons, a Holley EFi intake, Holley Dominator ECU and a GM 4L80-E four-speed automatic transmission.
Due to Holley traction control system plus Hoosier drag slicks, Wiggins’ Miata has no problem putting this setup’s impressive power to the pavement. Within the Holley video, take at the latest 2020 LS Fest East occasion, Wiggins anticipated his Miata will be good for a time of about 8. ninety or so.
“Last 12 months we went 8. 95 approximately up here at I think 155 or even 154 mph, something like that, plus that’s kind of what expect this season too, ” he said.
The coolest part about Wiggins’ vivid orange Mazda Miata, in our viewpoint, is that it looks mostly stock. When changed the wheels to some thing more road-car worthy and became popular the rear spoiler/parachute, there’d be no chance to tell that the Japanese roadster has been capable of beating most muscle vehicles in the quarter-mile. It looked much more unsuspecting before Wiggins cut 2 big nostrils into the hood, however the boosted LS3 was getting as well hot nestled in the car’s restricted engine bay, so he had in order to let it breathe a bit.
Browse the video embedded below to hear read more about Wiggins’ unique Miata drag vehicle and see it in action an LS Fest East.