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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: V12 Mazda Miata?

V12 Miata

The Mazda Miata was designed to be a grown-up’s go-kart that could out handle just about anything else on the road, and it did a pretty good job at that task. However, some people are just not satisfied with enough, and are always looking for more.

In this case, more came in the form of a V12 engine out of a Jaguar that one enterprising Miata owner decided to shove between the front wheels of his Miata to see what would happen.

Sure, it’s not pretty, and twelve carb intakes poking up through the hood are sort of a dead giveaway for the fact that this is no ordinary Miata, but isn’t that the point when you’re building a project like this?

Check out the vid for a walkthrough of the build, as well as the sound of the monster as the owner fires it up for the first time:

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Bowler Off-Road Nemesis GT4?

Bowler Off-Road Nemesis

Sure, it shares a grill with Land Rover, but that’s where the similarities end between the Bowler Off-road Nemesis GT4 and its British born brethren.

Designed to be a ‘road-going’ version of their Dakar-ready racer,

‘It’s going to be as close as we can get to the rally car,’ said Rob Critchlow, Bowler’s international sales manager.

‘It’s never going to be a luxury car – it’ll be a sport-derived sports car but with climate control and leather bucket seats from Recaro. And it’ll be stormingly fast.’

It better be!

Specs include a supercharged, 4.2-litre Jaguar V8 making in excess of 500 horsepower, a ‘slightly’ tuned-down suspension (when compared to their full racer), four sets of sports seats, an advanced tubular space frame, fuel cell, and climate control to keep the desert heat at bay.

Bowler Off-Road Nemesis Detail

Want your own Dakar-ready racer?

Better hurry: Bowler only intends to make 50 per year, and with a price tag expected to be in the region of $190,000, you’ll probably want to live somewhere in or around the UAE before opening up the checkbook and considering a purchase like this, since it’s not a like you’ll want to plow this thing through Los Angeles traffic on a daily basis…

Over, maybe; but through, definitely not.

[Bowler Off-Road – Nemesis]

[Via: CAR Via: Jalopnik]

…Post-It Jaguars go faster?

Post-It Jaguar

Possibly inspired by the Blue Tape Audi, coworkers of a man named Walt took the time to cover his entire Jaguar in Post-It Notes. Probably good for at least 5 extra hp, right?

[Flickr]

[Via: Neatorama]