I present to you all a stanced, V8-powered MX-5/Miata hot rod.
About this creation
So, the story behind this particular incarnation of a Miata is that I was getting frustrated by the front end. So I thought, why not make it into a hot rod for the first meet for the year over at Head Turnerz. And thus, this monstrosity was born....
It features a fairly short wheelbase and a substantial steering-lock to help maintain the sporty characteristics of the donor Miata body. The good 'ol V8, tall gear stick and skinny front wheels are very much typical rod details, but I couldn't resist putting some Japanese-esque styles cues in mix too.
Update: 7th of February 2014
Mere days after its birth, the Monster Miata has been laid to rest. Taking its place in the garage is a 'normal' Miata - which was what I originally wanted to build.
As always, there's more pictures and discussion over on my flickr page. But you're more than welcome to leave any comments and criticism here. Thank you for taking a look at my very silly Miata. :)
YAY! RHYS!! I've missed you! welcome back, and what a...urr....Thing! A crazy idea, with even more crazy modifications- as SSSW said, not to my taste, but the build techniques are fabulous. I've kept in touch with Aaden, and would love to join Flickr and 'Head turnerz', but I'm still a few months shy of 13. Hope to see more!