This will be a less than subtle change for the 08 NC MX-5 build I’ve been sitting on to close for a year now. In fact, this car will no longer run in the spec MX-5 series as initially planned.
My original plans are here btw: Spec MX-5 Primer – Driftopia.com
Why the change?
My initial plans were solid. Enter a growing race series with competitive drivers in a widely available chassis that is faster than 944 spec. A lot of these goals have been met with varying degrees of success in the 2021 race series aside from the inconvenient reality that this series doesn’t have a lot of interest in the Southeast. In fact, there are 2 races on the 2021 calendar less than 10 hours from home. Seeing as I am looking for more race opportunities not more travel, I had to start reevaluating my plans regarding spec MX-5.
Where are things now?
The ridiculous distances I would face for the 2021 season (and probably 2022) weren’t released until 2021, well after I placed a large order with Mazda Motorsports for every piece of the spec suspension and ancillary parts minus the spec motor. So right now I have everything needed to make a very well handling underpowered spec MX-5.
In short, this car has now become an open build. Since I already have everything minus the motor, this car will receive the full spec MX-5 suspension and stopping package. Leaving the engine open. I’m eyeing ST4 at the moment and some Frankenstein engine builds or motor swap like the good ol’ days. Regardless, I expect this car to be stupid quick and still balanced when I’m finished with it. With lots of testing throughout the process.
Time to get to work on the suspension.