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Project-G’s "Red Devil" started as a 1992 1.6 Miata. Joe and Steve (owners of Project-G LA) tore the car down to almost a shell and started building it. It may be hard to believe, but the guys were able to put this car together with spare parts they had in the shop. The idea behind the build was to show what a street car with stock ECU could do, and showcase the capabilities of the standard Kraftwerks Supercharger system.
They started by eliminating the original 1.6 liter, and swapping in 1.8 liter engine/wire-harness with a 6-speed transmission swap and torsen rear end from a Mazdaspeed Turbo Miata. To get the car down the road a bit faster a Kraftwerks Supercharger Kit, Skunk2 Pro-Series Throttle Body, Koyo radiator, Racing Beat header and RS-R exhaust was installed. Although the standard intercooler works just fine, Project-G upgraded the intercooler to a larger unit, filling up the Miata's grill completely. Joe stated, "we are also running our new intercooler friendly air guide which we have driven for over 200 miles in 100+ degree heat up the grapevine for WekFest San Jose just last week, the car did phenomenal!"
Which leads us to their opinions on the Kraftwerks Supercharger kit. Project-G said, "the Kraftwerks system has taken a fun, nimble, and well behaved car and pushed it to the next level. It is still reliable and street friendly, but with the added power it instantly transforms into a wicked street machine. The installation of the Kraftwerks system is straight forward and surprisingly easy when compared to other forms of forced induction. Easily installed over a weekend at a leisure pace, but can be installed and on the road in an afternoon if you are familiar with the kit. Everything fit right out of the box with no modifications needed or anything else to be purchased, it even comes with injectors and a fuel pump. Colder plugs (one step lower) are recommended and a fresh fuel filter is a good idea while you are at it. On a side note, the kit can be removed easily in 2 hours or less if there were ever a need to do so."
It didn't stop there, they kept going with a pearl grey rollbar and matching valve cover. Then this little street beast was finished up with Hayashi taillights from Japan, APR carbon mirrors and a R-Package front lip, along with a dash/interior conversion from a 2005 Miata. Joe told us, "we wanted to go a different route and did it two-tone with light grey and black to match the brushed Nardi steering wheel. To achieve the vehicles low/wide stance a set of Skunk2's newest Pro-ST adjustable Coilovers and a set of Work Meister S1's in an aggressive 15x9.5, 0-offset were called upon for the job.
Project-G offers a variety of their own products that are featured on the build, including the infamous side G-Fusers on the outside, G-String bikini top (in light grey to match). In the interior you'll find inside G-Vents(vented wing windows) and their leather shift boot also to match the Nardi wheel. To clean up the engine bay they grabbed a few things off the shelf as well! You'll find the entire Project-G Precision Series Engine Dress-Up Kit(oil cap, plug cover & dip stick handle).
Project-G Los Angeles
1370-i Maine Ave
Baldwin Park, CA 91706