"Slidey, neutral, sublime. You take the car by the scruff of its neck and just chuck it toward the horizon. It makes a stock car look lethargic, roll-heavy, almost stupid. And at no time does it even hint at biting you. Woof. So good.
At one point, I get into traffic with a couple of Spec Miatas—purpose-built race cars with more grip than Dekker's car but less power. The spec cars are on race tires and Dekker's car wears street rubber, but our pace is similar. It takes every ounce of restraint I have to not pull into the pits, unbolt the passenger seat, and just spend the afternoon bump-drafting. The stock car's magic didn't go away. The magic is your new best friend. The magic is being beer-bonged into your brain stem.
Dollar for dollar, if there's a more entertaining new car on the market, I'll eat my shoes."
That was Sam Smith writing for Road & Track, after driving Richard Dekker's new ND Miata. You can read the whole thing here along with his reaction to 16 other Miatas: Miatagasm! Richard's car was fitted with our Fox suspension, FM sway bars (bundled as the Stage 2 setup), FM Little Big Brake kit, 17x9 6UL Beryllium LE wheels with 235/40-17 Yokahama S.drive tires and our Hush-O-Matic exhaust.
It's also the same basic suspension that has received so many raves on our V8 ND. Car and Driver tested that car at over 1g of lateral acceleration, and everyone's praised the way the car flows over the road. We did install bigger brakes on that car, of course. A V8 needs big brakes.
We've installed this package on a few cars and all the owners have been very pleased. If you want the same rush as Sam experienced, we'd be happy to help! All of these parts are available separately, of course. But this is what Sam drove.