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Old 11-13-2018, 12:00 PM
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I found this to be a pretty amazing achievement. The 2019 MX-5 in global Mx-5 prep did a 2.27xx at Sebring last weekend. This from a car with 181 hp and 151 pound/ft. Car weight 2400lbs.
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That's awesome. TT4 S2000 territory. Is there a video?
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Originally Posted by roel03 View Post
That's awesome. TT4 S2000 territory. Is there a video?
mid they post it I will put it up. It was done by Longroad racing (who is the official chassis builder for MX-5) who was testing the new car while global MX-5 was running their weekend.
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Motor Trend has the 2019 MX 5 Club at 1:48.47 the '06 S 2000 at 1:50.74 at Laguna Seca. The '18 Civic Type R did it in 1:44.22 while the '16 MX5 Cup Racecar(155hp/148tq) did it in 1:44.02

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I seen it!!!



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Originally Posted by miamirice View Post
I found this to be a pretty amazing achievement. The 2019 MX-5 in global Mx-5 prep did a 2.27xx at Sebring last weekend. This from a car with 181 hp and 151 pound/ft. Car weight 2400lbs.
Amazing, but still not enough to beat the TT4 record. Also helps that Nate Sparks was driving haha
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put a hoosier on it, watch it win TT4

oh and aero lol

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Originally Posted by Ricky_Flowers_ View Post
Amazing, but still not enough to beat the TT4 record. Also helps that Nate Sparks was driving haha
i believe Tom Long was at the wheel. Just has me thinking what will the new MX-5 be capable of with simple mods that don’t fall into the Global mx-5 rule set....Like a hard top. John Dean told me a hard top on that car makes a significant difference. Johns already doing 2:29’s in the 151 hp current car.
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momentum, momentum, momentum and a large set.

As someone asked, what tires were on it?
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momentum, momentum, momentum and a large set.

As someone asked, what tires were on it?
they use a BF Goodrich g-force 215/60-17
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