Locost build - specifications

All Mazda MX5 components listed below are from a 2006 NC model, which is the third generation of the MX5 and all parts were of an updated design and not interchangeable with previous model MX5’s



 Engine

Mazda 2006 NC MX5 MZR (Duratec) all alloy

Cylinders

Four

 Capacity

 1998cc

Compression

10:1

Camshafts

Double overhead cam with variable cam timing

Valve train

Four valves per cylinder

Induction

Multi point fuel injection

Power at rpm

 118kw @ 7,700rpm

Torque at rpm

 188Nm @ 5,000 rpm

Radiator

Custom built all aluminium by Aussie Desert Cooler

MX5 thermo fan and plastic shroud

Instrument cluster

MX5: speedo, trip, tacho, oil, water, fuel & current transmission gear

Seats

Whitepointer fibreglass custom sized & trimmed ADR 3/03 compliant

Transmission

Mazda MX5 tiptronic six speed auto

Steering wheel paddle shift controls

T-bar shifter with manual shift option

Rear end

Mazda MX5, complete subframe with 5 link IRS suspension

Differential

Limited Slip, 4.1:1 (JDM - Japan Domestic Market)

Tailshaft

Standard MX5

Pedal assembly

MX5 - brake assembly and fly-by-wire accelerator

Steering column

MX5, collapsible and adjustable for height

Steering wheel

MX5 with cruise control and paddle shifters for the auto

Suspension - front

MX5 stub axles, hubs and tie rod ends

Custom fabricated unequal length upper & lower wishbones

Adjustable rod ends on top inner wishbones

Mazda B2200 lower ball joints

Ford Transit Van tie rod ends for upper ball joints

Steering rack

Holden Gemini rack & pinion (unmodified)

Shock absorbers

GAZ (made in UK) adjustable coil overs

 Brakes

MX5 four wheel discs with ABS and power booster

 Front

 MX5 Ventilated rotors, 290mm

 Rear

 MX5 280mm rotors

 Handbrake

 MX5 including cabin lever and cables

Vehicle dimensions

 

Front track

1470mm

Rear track

1480mm

Wheelbase

2360mm

Overall length

3650mm (excluding spare wheel)

Overall width

1720mm (outer edge of rear mudguards)

Height

1180mm (top of rollbar)

Ride height

150mm

Chassis dimensions

Compared to Ron Champion "Book" dimensions:

     130mm wider (1200mm wide under the seats)

     100mm longer in the cabin

     50mm longer in footwells

     50mm longer in engine bay

     25 mm higher from scuttle forward

 Fuel tank

40 litre custom fabricated aluminium with anti-surge baffles

Fuel pump

Standard MX5 in tank unit

 Wheels

MX5 10 spoke alloys, 17" x 7", five stud

 Tyres

Michelin 205/45 R17 84W