Mazda MX-5 gets a monster 2JZ engine conversion

Here’s an interesting creation. We all know the MX-5 is a great driver’s car but it could do with a bit more power. How about a Toyota 2JZ engine under the bonnet? Oh boy.

2JZ Mazda MX-5

Yep, this little lightweight sports roadster has undergone some surgery, and now it has a 2JZ-GTE implant. This means it’s now powered by a 3.0-litre inline six engine. Not only that, the engine in question is modified with a giant single turbo conversion.

There’s no mention on how much power this little beast is producing, however, the standard 2JZ offers over 206kW. With some light tuning it’s easy to get these bulletproof motors laying down upwards of 450kW, which is what we’re guessing this has.

2JZ Mazda MX-5-engine

Imagine driving it. What sort of insane wheelspin would you need to contend (enjoy)?

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Aside from the engine, the previous-gen MX-5 is given some aftermarket wheels and a hardtop roof.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.