Most V8-swapped Miatas you see don't make crazy power. A 400 horsepower engine is more than enough to light up the rear tires endlessly, so why add more? In the case of this 1000-horsepower twin-turbo NB, the question was, why not?
Australian publication decided to go all-out on a second-generation Miata build by swapping in a 5.7-liter LS1 and slapping a couple of Garrett GTW3684 turbochargers on top. According to , the setup—built by —is good for 1000 horsepower. In a car weighing no more than 2500 pounds, that's a truly absurd amount of power.
All that shove is translated to the road via a two-speed Powerglide automatic and a nine-inch rear end. In order to deal with the extra power, Australian shop added a chassis-strengthening roll cage and a four-link rear suspension. The rear tires are seriously massive, while the fronts are nice and thin.
Street Machine put together a trio of videos documenting the build and the subsequent finished product ripping down the drag strip. Watch for yourself.
Here's another Miata ripping up a track.