Project Miata Goals

The overall vibe I’m going for is a bit of a restomodified M2-1001. The purpose of the car is primarily to enjoy spirited drives along rural backroads with the occasional auto-x and track day thrown in for good measure. As such, the car will remain normally aspirated and the build will seek to enhance the original character and feel of the Miata without going overboard (no offense to those who like to go overboard). Ultimately I want more of a purists car that is relatively simple and light, both figuratively and literally. Think modern day Lotus Elan with Japanese reliability. No stereo, no power steering, skinny (albeit sticky) tires. Yet it will retain AC for comfort and stock seats for touring. Those seats will get swapped out for more aggressive race seats and harnesses for track days.

I may stick with my existing Panasport wheels and polished Runabout mirrors. Or I might go with M2-1001 correct 15×6 Panasport Pro Rally wheels. Or I might decide to go more modern with 16×7 Volk Racing CE28N and body color painted Runabout mirrors like Toshi80. I can’t decide.

 

Toshi80
Toshi80

 

Toshi80
Toshi80

 

M2-1001
M2-1001

 

M2-1001
M2-1001

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