Video: Drivers Generation MX5 Turbo

theninj December 12, 2012 4

Come and have a little drive with me in my 1993 MX5 Turbo!

I made this little video a few months ago to test out a recent purchase, my Go Pro HD Hero 2 camera and suction mount. As you can see, I got a bit carried away and ended up shooting a fair bit of footage with the camera stuck all over the car.

The car is a mildly modified MK1 MX5. Originally bought in standard trim as a second “trackday car”,  it now has a Greddy turbo, Front mounted Intercooler, Larger injectors (from a 1.8), Emanage blue ECU, Electronic boost controller, Gaz Coilovers, T R Lane Roll bar among various other things. I have no idea what sort of power it pushes out. My guess is at about 9 psi boost it might make around the 180 bhp mark. I Love this car, it’s a proper drivers machine.


  1. Julie January 11, 2013 at 4:57 am - Reply

    Great site!
    Found it through your videos on your MX-5.
    I really like the objective of your site. The emphasis on affordable true driver’s cars is something that has not been done enough!
    I really like your steering wheel and shifter by the way. What brand & model are they? I recently got bit by the Miata bug and am thinking of buying of a first generation model and turbo’ing it. Do you have a post about the history of how you modified your car? I don’t usually like modified cars but yours looks so well done… better than the original!

    • theninj January 11, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Hi Julie,

      Glad you like the site! My wheel is an OMP Trecento, it’s much smaller than the standard wheel which I found too big for me (i’m 6ft and I kept hitting my knees on it!). The shifter is just the standard Mk1 MX5 one.

      I modified my car over a few years and most of my knowledge was gained from getting involved with the forum at ( this is my profile If you go to the forums and have a look around you’ll see what a great place for info it is. Theres also which is a US site, thats good too.



      • Julie January 12, 2013 at 3:35 am - Reply

        Thanks for the info Andy! MX-5 Nutz? Lol, perfect name. I think I may be turning into one…

  2. Luke March 3, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Love this. Saw your ad on pistonheads, love the car but unfortunately as a young-ish driver insurance is an issue. All the best with the sale.

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