Watch Autoweek run a Mazda Miata MX-5 Cup Car during a Empire Hill Climb

Resident prohibited shoe Robin Warner and the Autoweek Podcast’s Rally motorist Jimmy Pelizzari will run a Mazda MX-5 cup automobile adult a mountain during our Empire Hill Climb event Saturday, Sept. 15. That means you’ll get to watch dual of Autoweek’s fastest drivers take a gash during a mountain in Mazda’s spec-built competition car.

For those unknown with an MX-5 crater car, it’s radically a race-prepped Miata. These racers start life as customary road-ready Miata roadsters before removing shipped to Long Road Racing in Statesville, North Carolina, where it is converted into a warden competition car. It’s still powered by a 2.0-liter I4, yet it now has a competition balance on a General Engine Management Systems ECU and a Kooksexhaust header. Stock Brembo four-piston calipers clamp a front grooved Brembo rotors though underline a race-ready stop pad. Stainless-steel stop hoses and safeguarded stop lines broach a stop fluid. 

The interior is now home to a ever-important hurl cage. Long Road Racing opt for laser cut and pre-bent hurl bar tubes for coherence and unity — both critical when traffic with a square of essential reserve equipment. Our staffers will also have to navigate a switch row that controls a Miata’s functions instead of a customary controllers.

To get an thought of what it’s like to expostulate one of them, read a on-track examination from final year. Or see a MX-5, as good as a swift of other cars, in chairman in northern Michigan this weekend during the Empire Hill Climb.



Wesley Wren

– Wesley is an Associate Editor during Autoweek. He loves slicing adult aged cars, listening to uncanny music, and going fast.

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