Alternate Transportation

Doing a lot of modifications to the S4 takes it off the road a good amount of time.  In order to stay mobile I acquired a second car to drive while the S4 was being worked on.

2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

The Mazdaspeed Miata is a factory turbocharged version of the MX-5 with upgraded components all around; suspension (stiffer springs and larger sway bars), clutch, drivetrain components, 6-speed transmission.

Mazdaspeed Miata Interior

My example came to me used from an owner who had done some minor modifications already; a Bell Engineering FMIC, Flyin’ Miata Intake System, Flyin’ Miata Downpipe with cat, Mazdaspeed Motorsports Springs, and Hard Dog roll bar.

Mazdaspeed Miata MX-5 Engine Compartment

Weighing approximately 2500 lbs, rear wheel drive, and pulling around 0.98 g’s on the skidpad, the MSM definitely drives differently than the S4.

Audi B5 S4