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Flyin Miata Has Already Crammed a V8 in a 2016 MX-5 Miata


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Keith Tanner of Flyin' Miata reached out to us with some more details. While the V8 ND is in fact a mock-up, he says the final product will most likely feature an LS3 V8 making anywhere between 430 and 525 horsepower, depending on customer needs. Like Flyin' Miata's other conversions, the ND will use a T56 6-speed manual transmission and a Camaro or Cadillac CTS-V differential, and it'll be 49-state legal (California remains a challenge) and carry GM's two-year crate engine warranty. Oh, and Keith says the engine actually fits in the ND more easily than in previous-generation Miatas, meaning a turn-key conversion could come in slightly less expensive than the $50,000 or so that FM charges for NA, NB, and NC conversions. Keith hopes to be driving the first completed conversion by end of summer or early fall.