Mazda MX-5’s easily rank among the most fun cars to drive. Their short wheelbase, suspension set up, and modest power all make up a perfect storm of driving pleasure. Granted not everyone is won over by its cutesy looks but few can deny the mighty Miata is a formidable road car. So, naturally people like us want to screw with that and make it faster and crazy. This is where power adders come in. Before it was popular to turbocharge Miatas, this was mostly because turbo kits were pretty damn cheap. The only problem is that the kits were typically meant for the older model MX-5s. Fortunately, Kraftwerks (a division of Skunk2) has released a new supercharger kit for the ’06-’13 MX-5 (“NC” chassis code).
The Kraftwerks supercharger kit will set you back about $5k but for good reason. This kit provides more power than the old turbo kits did (will add 110hp to the wheels on 91 octane) and is safer for the engine than going the turbocharged route. The engineers at Kraftwerks also took care to make sure that the kit bolts on as efficiently as possible. Which means they made sure to take advantage of existing space so that there are no clearance issues and that the kit will not get in the way of any vital systems. It also comes with everything you need to make it work at its best: fuel pump, bigger injectors, optional ECU tuning, and an intercooler with all the necessary piping.
There were 30 pre-orders available but it looks like those have sold out so if you want one of these kits you will probably have to wait a while but I think it would be well worth it!
[Source: Kraftwerks ]