Posted Nov 11th 2012 12:00PM
The Mazda Miata has been a popular platform for male nurses and bored housewives since 1990. It's generally not a car that most of us have on the top of our list when we think of our next new toy car. When roadster comes to mind, we tend to picture things like, AC Cobra Honda S2000, BMW Z4 or if you're going to get un-technical, Lotus, anything.
In stock form, the Miata does not tend to bring out the healthy doses of manly/she-manly giggles that should be the requirement when choosing a roadster. Since the mid 90's, companies such as Monster Miata have cropped up to do their best change our mind. So, what does Catfiish have to say about it? Read on and find out.
They set out to transform a run of the mill roadster (albeit the worlds best selling one) that does what it was designed to very well into a Speedster. The Catfish may be based on an MX-5 Miata but the finished product does not resemble one at all. Much of the Miata's parts have been replaced by Catfish, including a new hood, trunk, doors, bumpers, and a top and convertible frame. The Catfish Speedster will be offered with a standard 1.6 litre engine or a 1.8 litre NB Rotrex with over 260hp, but for customers who want a little more push, Bauer will also be offering an LS2 V8 engine. Peep these specs and check out our gallery from it's unveiling at SEMA, 2012.