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Mazda MX-5 "Bullet Roadster" lives and breathes its V8 engine

The essence and beauty of the Mazda MX-5 lies in its small sports car body and engine. Lately, however, it seems as if bigger is getting continually better and Australian native, George Covacic, is showing proof of that with his highly modified MX-5 Bullet Roadster. According to Covacic, this particular model is the fifth Roadster that was built in the late 90s and the first to feature a V8 engine (all original Bullet Roadsters carried the RX-7 13B powerplant from the Mazda RX7). As of right now, all we can do is take his word for it, but if that’s all you need then this model is currently on sale for $46,191.

The 4.6L all-alloy, fuel injected V8 engine found in this Bullet Roadster was supplied by Covacic himself and came mated to a Tremac 5-speed manual transmission. Covacic also contributed the differential from a Holden Commodore SS, but the brakes and suspension - like the original Bullets - came from a Mazda RX-7 . As of right now, the Covacic Bullet only has 10,008 miles on it.

As for the non-technical stats, this particular Bullet comes in a "Grace Green" with a black leather interior and features a number of elements that were considered very high end at the time of its release. These include 17-inch alloys, air conditioning, power windows, and an Alpine CD stereo sound system, as well as a Momo steering wheel, shift knob, and drilled pedals.

Source: Carscoop


6 comments:

yeah, I don’t think that it has an impressive speed performance. BTW, the styling of the car is kind of simple compare to the standard version of Mazda!

i think this vehicle offers a diesel version and I was disappointed in the power output of the car. The styling of the exterior is superb.

The rendition of this car is quite good because it can now handle a V8 engine. Talking about other upgrades, I don’t think it can handle anymore the V12 engine. They still need more tweaks on this car before putting that concept.

OK, I would say that that name would definitely be apt. imagine that, a Miata with a V8. I really won’t be surprised if they go further here and replace it with a V12.

Wow, I would say that this is definitely something. It is probably the first time that I have heard of an MX-6 with a V8 engine, and from these photos, it does look impressive.

The MX-5 Roadster still rocks the road. Especially with its new V8 Engine. This model is still one of the most anticipated car made by Mazda.

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