1996 Mazda Rotary Miata

Started on June 27, 2016, 9:03 a.m.

Will a turbocharged rotary engine from Mazda's RX-7 fit into a Miata? One of our departed forum members wanted to find out, and now we're finishing his project to fund his daughter's education.

1996 Mazda Rotary Miata Specs

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Body type:Convertible
Country of origin:Japan
Displacement:1308cc
Stock horsepower:250 bhp
Torque:200 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:Rotary-2
Transmission:5-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Brakes:disc/disc
Bolt pattern:4 x 100
Body width:65.9 in.
Curb weight:None lbs.
Wheelbase:89.2 in.
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Nov 28, 2016

Rotary Miata: SOLD

Nov 28, 2016

And all proceeds go to a good cause.

Nov 28, 2016

Rotary Miata Auction Ends Today

Nov 28, 2016

Someone will own a new turbocharged rotary Miata today.

Nov 22, 2016

Rotary Miata Auction is Live Now!

Nov 22, 2016

Let's see what a good rotary swap can fetch.

Oct 13, 2016

Watch It: Rotary Miata Makes First Autocross Runs

Oct 13, 2016

It's been a long time coming, but it performed well.

Sep 29, 2016

Rotary Miata Auction Coming Soon!

Sep 29, 2016

You could own this very cool car. All proceeds go to a good cause.

Aug 16, 2016

Rotary Miata Interior: Finished

Aug 16, 2016

Dash? Check. Carpet? Check. Roll bar? Check.

Aug 2, 2016

A New Front Clip for the Rotary Miata

Aug 2, 2016

Giving the car some straight body panels.

Jul 25, 2016

An Exhaust for the Rotary Miata

Jul 25, 2016

An all-new exhaust for an all-new power plant.

Jul 11, 2016

Rotary Miata: Plumbing and Wiring

Jul 11, 2016

Time for coolant, intake and lots of wiring.

Jul 6, 2016

Rotary Miata: Connecting the Front to the Rear

Jul 6, 2016

We make a driveshaft and differential brace.

Jul 5, 2016

Rotary Miata: Fitting a Triangle in a Round Hole

Jul 5, 2016

We properly fit the 13B in our Mazda.

Jun 30, 2016

Transplanting a Rotary Engine Into a Miata

Jun 30, 2016

Out of a Jensen-Healey and into a Miata.

Jun 27, 2016

Rotary Miata: What Have We Gotten Ourselves Into!?

Jun 27, 2016

We're jumping into this project mid-build.

Jun 21, 2016

Funding an Education With a Rotary Miata

Jun 21, 2016

We're headed to North Carolina to help build a rotary-powered Miata.

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1996 Mazda Rotary Miata Specs

Body type:Convertible
Country of origin:Japan
Displacement:1308cc
Stock horsepower:250 bhp
Torque:200 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:Rotary-2
Transmission:5-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Brakes:disc/disc
Bolt pattern:4 x 100
Body width:65.9 in.
Curb weight:None lbs.
Wheelbase:89.2 in.
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