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How competitive is the ND2 Miata in TT5?


mcolangelo2005

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mcolangelo2005

So, it's silly season and I'm planning on building a car to compete in TT5.  The Honda S2000 appears to be highly competitive in this class but I'm also looking into other platforms such as the 2019+ ND2 Miata. 

Unfortunately, the ND2 Miata appears to fall in the middle of the weight/power band for TT5.  How competitive are these cars in TT5?

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Tansar_Motorsports

If you can max out the power/weight ratio, should be competitive.

Other top cars include:  NC miata, BRZ/FRS/GT86, RX8, BMW's, newer civics.

The one downside is that I believe ND miatas take a penalty (altered roofline) when you install a hardtop, since it was not an OEM option, unlike the NC miata, S2000, etc which dont take a penalty.
Obviously, a hardtop is needed to reduce your aero drag.
This may be outdated info though.

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mcolangelo2005

Thanks for the reply.  I'll have to check on the hardtop penalty. 

I'm also considering a 2017+ BRZ/86. 

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Tansar_Motorsports

Miata is obviously going to be slightly more reliable, long term.

But, I think the BRZ would be slightly more competitive, all things being equal.  More chassis rigidity (especially if you aren't going to do a full cage), lower engine CG, etc.

 

We're talking about tiny differences, obviously.

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