VMP Performance's Hellcat-swapped Miata

https://www.youtube.com/embed/DjCi6yVRvN4

Submitted for your viewing pleasure, a Miata with a Hellcat heart. Beautiful. 

te72
te72 Reader
7/10/19 9:20 p.m.

Over 500 ft-lbs just off idle. Narrow track width, 89" wheel base. Nah, I can't see anything going wrong here. =P

 

It's not that I don't get it (I'm all for crazy for the sake of crazy, and hey, it's just one Miata, there are still thousands of them in every flavor imaginable), but it's definitely not for me. I wouldn't say no to putting an LS or Coyote (or even Voodoo, for that matter) in my NB, but when you have to cut holes in the hood to clear the power adder on such a light car...

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
7/11/19 6:08 a.m.

This thing was at hyperfest or superfest or festfest recently making scary burnouts. Maybe it was cletusfest?

NickD
NickD PowerDork
7/11/19 8:06 a.m.
Mndsm said:

This thing was at hyperfest or superfest or festfest recently making scary burnouts. Maybe it was cletusfest?

It was definitely at a Cleetus & Cars and they let him do burnouts in it. It seemed to scare even him, and he's driven some fast E36 M3.

Idk, I don't hate it. It's silly and nonsensical and that's good. People in the car hobby tend to get too serious sometimes. 

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
7/11/19 8:31 a.m.
Mndsm said:

This thing was at hyperfest or superfest or festfest recently making scary burnouts. Maybe it was cletusfest?

Definitely Festfest. I'm copywriting that. 

te72
te72 Reader
7/11/19 8:51 p.m.
NickD said:

Idk, I don't hate it. It's silly and nonsensical and that's good. People in the car hobby tend to get too serious sometimes. 

This is exactly what I appreciate about it. This is up there with Rob Dahm's four rotor FD, but maybe not quite on the level of the guy who made a custom V12 using two Toyota 1jz's. Either way, still cool to see, and I really do like the orange on the NB, it's a good fit.

cdeforrest
cdeforrest Reader
7/11/19 9:23 p.m.

Watching them build it was scary enough..

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_ HalfDork
7/12/19 10:14 a.m.

Talk about “all motor”. (Yes I know it’s blown.)

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