New project Mazdaspeed Miata!

July 20, 2021 | #miata | #cars

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata 😁

Ever since selling off my 240SX, I've been itching to get my hands on a new project car. I stumbled across this 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata while browsing FB Marketplace. The details seemed intriguing; one owner, 72k miles, bone stock. The real draw was that little Mazdaspeed badge. The Mazdaspeed Miata remains the only Miata to receive a factory turbocharger. With the help of the turbo, the BP-4W produced 178hp at 6000 rpm and 167 lbf-ft of torque at 4500 rpm, leading to a 0-60 mph speed of 6.7 seconds. Additional Mazdaspeed upgrades included:

  • Upgraded six-speed transmission and clutch assembly
  • Bilstein shock absorbers
  • 17" Racing Hart wheels, fitted with larger tires
  • Mazdaspeed front and rear strut bars
  • Mazdaspeed interior trim
  • Custom paint options

Mazda only produced around 6000 total units for the US market during model years 2004 and 2005.

I contacted the owner (who happened to be a soon to be retired 69 year old woman) and setup a time to checkout the car. After arriving at our meeting place, I saw the bright red Miata parked in the corner of the parking lot. After a twenty minute test drive I was ready to make a deal! Mechanically, the car is great. Transmission shifts like all Miata's I've ever driven: beautiful! The main flaws are almost entirely cosmetic. The interior and exterior need some love, which I'm happy to provide 😁

2004 Mazdaspeed Miata

I'll be posting updates periodically, so stay tuned!