German tuner Barracuda Racing has taken what was once a Mazda MX-5 Miata and turned it into something that would be as suitable for an automatic crossover as it would be on display at an auto show.
The owner of this MX-5 Miata set out to make it as light as possible and therefore, turned to Barracuda for a set of lightweight wheels that would fit it perfectly. He has chosen a set of rims with a matte bronze finish measuring 17×7.5 inches front and rear. These wheels weigh just 7.5 kg (16.5 lbs) each and are shod with 205/40 tires.
Along with the tuned wheels, the Barracuda installed new coilovers from Vmax that have the ability to completely change the way the beloved sports car handles. A new set of H&R bars have also been fitted.
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Some work has also been done on the car’s aerodynamics. The first improvement is the large Aerodynamics GT-Flex wing which may differ from the refined and subtle design of the MX-5 Miata but should increase downforce. A new hood has also been designed for Mazda, complete with vents to help direct hot air away from the engine bay.
Completing the changes is a new sports exhaust system with dual tailpipes placed in the middle of the bumper. The sports car is then bathed in a matte purple cloth.
While it’s unclear whether the new exhaust increases horsepower or torque, the MX-5 Miata has never been a car that’s made headlines. The current-generation ND model has been in production since early 2015 and in flagship guise it has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a standard 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) of torque.