Modded Budget Mazda Miata Takes on New Porsche Boxster in More Challenges
25 September 2014 - Autoblog
Earlier this month, our friends across the pond at Auto Express released the first in a two-video series that would see them try and build up a second-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata that could best a standard Porsche Boxster around the track.
While that first video detailed the mods to their Mazda MX-5 – a supercharger, some suspension upgrades and a new set of super-sticky rubber being chief among them – and set baseline laptimes for the stock car, today, we have the results of 5,000-pound ($8,200) upgrade job.
Of course, we aren't going to spoil those for you. You'll need to watch the full video, which recaps the upgrades before digging into a comparison of both straight-line-speed differences between the 2.7-liter Porsche Boxster and blown Miata, as well as their behavior and lap times on the track.