Enthusiasts love the Mazda Miata: it’s inexpensive, fun to drive, nimble, and reliable. Those who own a Miata understand that the performance envelope isn’t the most impressive, but that’s not the goal when you drive one of these roadsters. A welder in Rhode Island, however, decided that he wanted to have his cake and eat it too with his 1990 Mazda Miata NA, so he swapped out the engine and added turbo boost.
It’s not just any engine, by the way. Owner Ryan Hamilton installed a small-block 5.3-liter iron LM from a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado and twin Borg-Warner S300 EXC turbos. Who needs a hood when you can shoehorn in a whole bunch of power and torque? For more on this insane project, check out the full article from The Drive.