During the long history of the Mazda MX-5 (or Miata if you prefer) there have been many versions and preparations made on the compact and lightweight Japanese rear-wheel-drive roadster. But not many times one can come across such a creation. For many, it will be a sacrilege and for others a genius, because what you have here is a Mazda MX-5 in an extreme off-road version that also hides under its body a good amount of guts from a Subaru WRX STI.
The new Japanese merger after the BRZ / GT86
Its manager is Gingium, a YouTuber who has spent time working on a good number of projects with Mazda and Subaru models that he is showing on his channel. In fact, it is not the first time that he has worked on an off-road version of a Miata. However, more than a year ago he took a new step by merging two very different Japanese sports cars such as an MX-5 and a WRX STI to obtain an all-wheel-drive model for the first time.
This has been achieved thanks to the fact that under this blue bodywork that does not even lack the acronym STI hides the Subaru AWD all-wheel-drive system accompanied by the famous EJ205 engine that has been modified here to obtain up to 400 HP, both components from a second-generation Subaru Impreza WRX, both now accompanied by new parts such as an improved clutch or a larger turbo.
Much more than an off-road MX-5
Not only that, but it also has other changes that have made this MX-5 an off-road beast such as its new off-road wheels, a robust roll cage in the cabin area that is partially hidden by the hard top of this drive, a modified suspension that raises the body off the ground, a spectacular rear with two turbines in the style of the wildest rally cars and of course that Subaru World Rally Blue color.
The result of all this is this blue beast that after more than a year of work -and only in this phase of the model- in which it has been leaving its advances is finally completely finished and testing open roads as shown in a New video is the YouTuber David Patterson (ThatDudeInBlue), who has been able to test the model first-hand in the company of Caleb, the original name of its creator, and from what it seems has been quite convinced with the final result. It is not for less with a car as unique as this one.