According to one of their design engineers, part of the original concept
was to keep it affordable which includes keeping it in a lower insurance
bracket. More power means higher insurance. It's also nice to see a sports
car NOT go upscale (and soft) like the 240Z and others.
Love to see the TR6 victorious!
<Neil.Beesley@secures To: <Gameparker@cs.com>,
Sent by: Subject: RE: Miata Race
04/23/02 06:38 AM
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Excellent stuff - honour is intact !
Why Mazda never produced one of those cars with their 2.5L six cylinder
motor in I still can't work out..
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Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 01:57
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Subject: Re: Miata Race
to coin a phrase: "SMOKED HIM!" Funny, but you wouldn't think that my
5200rpm max would match, indeed exceed his 6500+rpm shifting, but at the
of a quarter mile I could just see 1 headlight in my rear view mirror (in
other words: I was about a car length ahead and still pulling away). Beat
him twice in two runs that night. Then he insisted we swap cars, which I
loathe to doing but agreed anyway. In that third run with me at the
wheel, he beat me by a bumper (and yes list, I was trying my hardest).
thankful he didn't blow my motor.
BOTTOM LINE: We should be very proud of our vehicles, not only for the way
they look, and their heritage, but for their performance by modern day
standards. Like I told my red-faced miata friend that night: "Zoom Zoom
This!" Of course the verbal war began: No wonder you won: six cylinders
four, fast road cam, shaved head, blah blah blah. My reply: YOU wanted to
race ME, thirty year old car, inferior fuel delivery system. Shut him up.
I am trying to convert the video to clip that you all can view. I will let
you know if and when it works.
Thanks and Regards