The Miata is undoubtedly the most fun on four wheels. And now the guys at Jota Sport have distilled the car’s bubbly personality down to a thick, syrupy shot of racetrack rotgut that can knock the most seasoned drivers on their asses. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the MX-5 GT, aka, the Mini-Hulk.
Before you go apoplectic about the Miata being the most fun on four wheels, let me be clear. There is no other car in the Miata’s price range that can match its razor reflexes and pure enthusiasm. Period.
Now, onto the story. Jota Sport is one bad outfit, a race car Skunk Works that turns out LeMans-winning rides for Aston Martin and dozens of other teams. The org recently teamed with Mazda to produce the Mini-Hulk for the 2011 Britcar Endurance Championship. The little green monster rocks a heavily massaged 2.0-liter four good for 275 horsepower that’s backed by a sequential six-speed gearbox.
Jota also stripped 600-plus pounds from the already featherweight Miata. The Mini-Hulk tips the scales at just 1,873 pounds.
Then end result is a Miata that hits 60 in less than three seconds and reaches a top speed of 160 miles per hour.