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Old 04-02-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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MIATA A SPORTS CAR?

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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I had a 1990 red Miata. Had it for a few years and sold it for $2k more than I paid for it. Absolute blast to drive and extremely easy to work on.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #3
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I agree its no sports car.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
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first off wrong section,
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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It most definitely IS a sports car. Even the SCCA considers the same being the Miata even has it's own Spec Class.

The Miata is bad ass, and if you don't like it stock... turn it into a Monster.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #6
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I agree, I know a guy who runs a track and their teaching/ride-a-long cars are all Miatas. Fast little things.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:40 PM   #7
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LS swapped Miata's are getting common. You can order everything you need for Fly'n Miata. I've even seen one around San Diego with a body kit and paint job to make it look simular to a Shelby Cobra. Definitely had a worked V8 in it. No mistaking an American V8 with an agressive CAM in it.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:29 PM   #8
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The reason miatas are popular as track cars is they are very lightweight and cheap to maintain.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #9
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2012 MX-5 Miata PRHT Special Edition - 400 made. Hell yes it's a sports car.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:09 AM   #10
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LS swapped Miata's are getting common. You can order everything you need for Fly'n Miata. I've even seen one around San Diego with a body kit and paint job to make it look simular to a Shelby Cobra. Definitely had a worked V8 in it. No mistaking an American V8 with an agressive CAM in it.
There's a "road test" in the current issue of Road and Track, by Larry Webster, of the Flyin Miata LS3.

If it wasn't a "sports car" before the transplant, it sure is now...
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:01 AM   #11
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I'd like to put a built LS3 into a Miata. And fix the looks like the guy on "gears" did.
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