These Crazy Mechanics Are Hellcat Swapping a Miata!
It seems like, in today’s variety of engine swaps, there are no holds barred. No matter what someone’s idea is, with enough chopping and custom fabrication, crazy ideas can come through to reality. We’ve seen everything from the likes of a Mercedes-Benz powered Buick Regal to just about anything that’s the mind can imagine powered by an LS engine. This time, however, we take the time to look over something that might be one of the next big trends in engine swap culture. The platform isn’t quite old enough to be as accessible as something like the LS but give it time.
This time, we check out what might be one of the lightest platforms imaginable in a Mazda Miata as it’s paired with a little bit of power. The source of the power is the supercharged V-8 that we all know and love, straight from the engine bay of a Hellcat. For those who thought that over 700 hp was a grand old time in a heavy coupe like Dodge’s Challenger or a sedan like the Charger, just imagine taking that same kind of juice and putting it in something super lightweight. After all, the Miata is nothing short of basically a street legal go-kart.
By following along with the video below, we can drop in on the swap after some of the initial steps have been taken and the planning has been done. As one might imagine, carrying out a swap of this nature is one that’s going to need to involve a good bit of custom work and modification along the way. What exactly does it take to fit something like a Hellcat powerplant into a Miata? Well, this time, we find out just that! We certainly can’t wait to see this thing rip when it’s all wrapped up.