Phil the MX-5

We’re delighted to announce that “Phil”, from Car Throttle, will be joining us at Silverstone on May 6 on display with the MX-5 Owners Club to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the model. 

Phil has been on a long journey since his rather humble beginnings… starting life with a stock engine, Phil was treated to a tad of boost in the form of a turbo to up the power.

Not satisfied with that, Alex, the owner, took the MX-5 over to Rocketeer who swapped in a 3.0-litre V6 sourced from a Jaguar S-Type. To help stop the car, EBC grooved and dimpled discs with Yellowstuff pads were employed with Goodridge Braided brake lines to fight against boiling brake fluid. Inside has been treated to a light 21st century makeover with new speakers and steering wheel, while Alex hopes to fit some Corbeau buckets ASAP.

The exterior is now fresh from the factory thanks to Wrench Studios who sprayed the body work Mazda Soul Red; rather fitting we think.

To meet Phil, and of course its owner Alex from Car Throttle, make sure you visit us on May 6!

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