The SEMA Auto Show is a time for tuning companies to show what they are made of and this year’s event will be anything but boring. We’ve already seen a few of the vehicles that will be headed to Las Vegas this year, but we’ve gotten word of another vehicle scheduled to appear: the Catfish Speedster developed by Bauer Limited Production.

The Catfish is based on a Mazda MX-5 Miata, but shares none of its components. All of the Mazda’s original parts have been replaced by new ones, including a new hood, trunk, doors, bumpers, and a top and convertible frame. The interior was slightly modified to make it possible for the driver to put in stock Miata seats or racing seats of their choice.

The Catfish Speedster will be offered with a standard 1.6 engine or a 1.8 NB Rotrex with over 260hp, but for customers who want a little more push, Bauer will also be offering an LS2 V8 engine. With the Speedster coming in at only 1,500lbs, we can only imagine its performance figures.

The official debut of the new Catfish Speedster will be at the 2012 SEMA Show, with a racing version set to be unveiled in 2013.

  • 2012 Mazda MX-5 Catfish Speedster by Bauer Limited Production
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  (100) posted on 09.27.2012

is this car convertible? If not then it’s not good to use when raining.

  (116) posted on 09.24.2012

People might not buy this type of car. It’s ridiculous.

  (105) posted on 09.24.2012

haha. A really selfish car. Only the driver can ride that very unique car.

  (780) posted on 09.20.2012

The hood looks great and also the interior. But it doesn’t mean that it is a good car generally. Maybe the performance. But it’s not worth buying.

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