Dave Coleman is my hero. He always gets into some cool, wacky, weird stuff. I have known him for years since the Sport Compact Car Magazine days. Smart guy, and a wacky guy, heres his new project. Mount a Hayabusa 1300cc engine in a Miata. Aka Miatabusa.com.
You know what makes it really cool? “Its 99 lb-ft toruqe output is nearly a dead match for the original Miata's 100 lb-ft, but its 171 hp (or 197 if you drop the big bucks on a 2008 or newer engine) will give the Miata the longitudinal urgency it so desperately needs.”.
Dave has come up with a way to mount the Miata transmission to the Hayabusa engine in a very right, very wrong way. I can’t wait to hear the Miata at 10,500 rpm. I think they really need to go all in at first and just turbocharge it. A 400 whp, 10k rpm Miata. So wrong, so right.