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Say What? A HELLCAT-Powered Mazda Miata!

707 Horsepower Lightweight Roadster, Is Insane!

When it comes to unique vehicles, there are a ton of fun YouTube channels to watch that are all about their own custom builds. Now, while we are a Mopar site, there is one Mazda in particular that caught our eye. One YouTuber that goes by the name of KARR, has been building the ultimate Mazda Miata. By saying ultimate, we mean a HELLCAT-powered one. That’s right, a 707 horsepower HELLCAT-powered Mazda Miata.

There is no doubt that the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI HELLCAT V8 is iconic in its own right, but by throwing in the shell of a 1998 Mazda Miata MX-5 is almost insane. Shoehorning the massive HEMI engine where the stock 1.8-liter inline-four cylinder once was, was a challenging feat in itself. Gone is the 5-speed manual transmission from the lightweight Miata and in its place is a 6-speed manual from the donor HELLCAT.

HELLCAT-Powered 1998 Mazda Miata MX-5. (KARR).

KARR has documented most of the build on his YouTube channel and there is no doubt that this car gets attention with the massive supercharger sticking out of the engine bay. Since it’s completion the car has gotten a lot of attention across social media with making several appearances at different events.

While we have seen a lot of neat HELLCAT builds, this one is for sure one of the craziest. Makes us wish that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) would shoehorn a HELLCAT Redeye engine into a new Miata-based Fiat 124 Spider. Oh, the possibilities. 

 

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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