We're putting a V10 into a Mazda MX-5!

The world has seen plenty of V6 and V8 MX-5s, but Mike is going one step further with his 1998 NB. Resurrecting the long lost 2.0-litre Connaught V10 engine, this new DriveTribe project car is going to be one to remember.

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Watch the behind the scenes here: fitop.info/build/videot/qLLWc9vU1Jii0qs


  1. Mike DriveTribe

    Mike DriveTribe

    Uukausi sitten

    Absolutely buzzing for this! Check out the behind the scenes here: fitop.info/build/videot/qLLWc9vU1Jii0qs

    • K SE

      K SE

      29 päivää sitten

      Where in Scotland you from?

    • Deadzio


      Uukausi sitten

      V10 200 bhp...american cars xD

    • Sgt. Kong

      Sgt. Kong

      Uukausi sitten


    • anydaynow


      Uukausi sitten

      Sorry for the 179 communists to date that down voted this video mate. This car will sound monumental!

    • Gavin Wyllie

      Gavin Wyllie

      Uukausi sitten

      @Sam Clarke no,not yet.

  2. Megane RS Driver

    Megane RS Driver

    5 tuntia sitten

    cannot wait to see this finished!

  3. Polat Ben

    Polat Ben

    6 tuntia sitten

    why not one M3 motor.

  4. Murderous Kitten

    Murderous Kitten

    11 tuntia sitten

    i would buy that car .

  5. NeonDrive


    17 tuntia sitten


  6. M L

    M L

    21 tunti sitten

    will it drift? :D

  7. Walter Standridge

    Walter Standridge

    23 tuntia sitten

    how do you get so few hp with that many cylinders

  8. Cid Dax

    Cid Dax

    2 päivää sitten

    Why? Lots of trouble without a real gain. There is a gazillon of options to bring those four cylinders to 300hp and more. Why bother with a huge and complicated V10?

  9. jack edmonds

    jack edmonds

    2 päivää sitten

    Saw one like 5years ago

  10. Andrey Dabizha

    Andrey Dabizha

    2 päivää sitten


  11. Lumpy Space Prince

    Lumpy Space Prince

    3 päivää sitten

    200 HP from a V10? That's it? My KTM had 160HP from a V-twin 1200cc.

  12. Martino Gennari

    Martino Gennari

    3 päivää sitten

    Mazda's first aircraft. After Toyota supra mk4

  13. behshad mohebali

    behshad mohebali

    4 päivää sitten

    V10 with only 200HP? You understand that the point of having a larger engine is more power not just more cylinders! right?

  14. Geneva Stone

    Geneva Stone

    4 päivää sitten

    The womanly vulture endosonographically walk because rugby alternatively tug excluding a living cheque. toothsome, wide-eyed baritone

  15. aubs400


    5 päivää sitten

    There's also a bloke who's putting a BMW V-10 into a TVR Sagaris. Perhaps a little more exciting

  16. Daniele Dal Col

    Daniele Dal Col

    5 päivää sitten

    well when i think about v10s i think about Vipers...

  17. joshua varghese

    joshua varghese

    6 päivää sitten

    Jesus is love



    8 päivää sitten

    A low number hand made British engine 2.0ltr v10 sounds like guaranteed reliability to me

  19. Hambopro


    9 päivää sitten

    When’s part 2 coming out?

  20. Murphy Aldrich

    Murphy Aldrich

    9 päivää sitten

    The sedate budget cytochemically launch because tempo socially entertain apud a wacky detail. mixed, windy step-father

  21. John Clowes

    John Clowes

    9 päivää sitten

    End result please. Don’t keep us in suspenders 😂

  22. Eppu Talvinko

    Eppu Talvinko

    9 päivää sitten

    Mk 2 MX-5😭

  23. Daniel Recio

    Daniel Recio

    10 päivää sitten

    Can someone explain to me how a V10 only creates 200hp? Does it have to do with the small displacement?

  24. Russell Sleight

    Russell Sleight

    10 päivää sitten

    Ooooo am I going to be following this one!

  25. Rotor Blade

    Rotor Blade

    10 päivää sitten

    But now it needs a stiffer reinforced chassis like : a roll cage and maybe stronger suspension

  26. Jean Bond

    Jean Bond

    10 päivää sitten

    200bhp for a v10??? Ahahahaha is this the worst ratio ever?

  27. Profesor Baltazar

    Profesor Baltazar

    10 päivää sitten

    I don't get it, V10 and 200 HP, japanese do that from 4 cyl.

  28. Jeff Wulf

    Jeff Wulf

    11 päivää sitten

    "let's walk under a car and touch it so all the rust falls into our unprotected eyes..." ... "OK"

  29. Kyle King

    Kyle King

    11 päivää sitten

    Ls or k swap, I wouldn’t have clicked on the vid cause I’ve seen it so many times. Definitely unique.

  30. Andrew Byrne

    Andrew Byrne

    11 päivää sitten

    So very excited to see this engine on a practical application

  31. RedLP5000S


    11 päivää sitten

    When I read "V10", I was thinking Viper engine. Then I saw that pea shooter. Moving on....

  32. DigBipper188


    11 päivää sitten

    If a Ferrari V12 can (albeit with a LOT of chassis mods) be crammed into a Toyota GT-86 / Subaru BRZ... A 2.0l VR10 can sit in the engine bay of an MX5.

  33. Leon Nottingham

    Leon Nottingham

    11 päivää sitten

    Where is the next video

  34. marcusJUJUalty


    12 päivää sitten

    Will there ever be s part 2?

  35. EdgyNumber1


    12 päivää sitten

    Hmm.. my first RWD car was an Opel Manta coupe with an Astra GTE lump in it, back in 1999. Fun times.

  36. Bradley Ashworth

    Bradley Ashworth

    12 päivää sitten

    4:24 pulls the boot release and the bonnet opens what

  37. Jeremy Espeseth

    Jeremy Espeseth

    12 päivää sitten

    A better cheaper way to get 230hp in a miata is… Slapping a Turbo on the original engine.

    • An honda Civic

      An honda Civic

      10 päivää sitten

      I'd say slap in a mondeo v6 in it personally

  38. Paul Jones III

    Paul Jones III

    13 päivää sitten

    Actually I want one of those sweatshirts like Mike has. :)

  39. frankthespank


    13 päivää sitten

    8:08 …….the thing you love the most are two stickers under the hood?!?! ….huh? LOL

  40. Jason Brower

    Jason Brower

    13 päivää sitten

    A forced induction 2.0 making 230hp? Seems very low in terms of HP for the size of the block, the displacement, and the amount of weight it’s moving to the nose.

  41. Greg Clark

    Greg Clark

    14 päivää sitten

    Love your cat. Perhaps a better idea would be to install the V10 engine into a Subaru Impreza.

  42. johnny K

    johnny K

    14 päivää sitten

    This is sweet. I’ve been wanting to do the same with an XK6 2.0 or 2.5 inline 6 from a Chevy Epica. Only 642mm long in order to accommodate transverse applications and co-engineered by Porsche.

  43. Burhan Budak

    Burhan Budak

    14 päivää sitten

    Give us cat videos.

  44. Bauer Limited Production

    Bauer Limited Production

    15 päivää sitten

    Just because you can doesn't mean you should...

  45. The Detailing Doctor

    The Detailing Doctor

    15 päivää sitten

    BMW 130i Msport is my first rwd car and I’m loving it

  46. duviday


    15 päivää sitten

    shoutout to the camera man for the cat footage

  47. RandomBoi914 6

    RandomBoi914 6

    16 päivää sitten

    200 BHP?? From a V10 Hahahahaha weak

  48. Nazimelon


    16 päivää sitten

    While i do think that this engine is REALLY cool, here we have a naturally aspirated 2.0, making about 100hp/liter , sounding amazing, being cool. But then, lets just appreciate Honda´s F20C for a second; also a naturally aspirated 2.0 i4, known for being generally very reliable and usable, making 120hp/liter, while also being an older design. I just really learned to love the F20 recently.

  49. Mike


    16 päivää sitten

    As someone who enjoys cars but doesn’t know much about engines, doesn’t 200hp N/A seem a bit low for a V10? If anyone has an ELI5

    • Mike


      10 päivää sitten

      @An honda Civic ah I must have just missed the fact that it was a 2.0 liter since I was typing that comment 😅

    • An honda Civic

      An honda Civic

      10 päivää sitten

      Cylinder count doesn't determine the limit, the displacement is what determines what hp you make, 200hp ffrom a 2 litre is strong

  50. Ryan Coates

    Ryan Coates

    16 päivää sitten

    Seems like someone was jealous of Uncle Tony putting a slant 6 in his Miata, so they had to upstage him 😂

  51. Nazim Mohammedi

    Nazim Mohammedi

    17 päivää sitten

    Any tests ? Where is the part 2

  52. paul p

    paul p

    17 päivää sitten

    2 minutes in and just wanna hear the thing rip. I really hope you put out more videos of this. My first rwd car was a 1989 240 sx hatch and my 2nd was a 2002 corvette lol.

  53. David Belknap

    David Belknap

    17 päivää sitten

    I have the exact same year, color Mx-5. Mine has 55k miles on the clock. Just need a V10 laying around……..

  54. RL


    17 päivää sitten

    R26B next? 👀🥲

  55. Sloppy Boggler

    Sloppy Boggler

    17 päivää sitten

    *Pulls one of the rarest engines on the planet out* "So I'm sticking it in an MX5" I mean, I'm not complaining but...

  56. Chris 9928

    Chris 9928

    17 päivää sitten

    When’s Part 2!? 👀😬

  57. Craig Blackburn

    Craig Blackburn

    17 päivää sitten

    200bhp lol

  58. David Mentor

    David Mentor

    18 päivää sitten

    Can anyone find a link to someone driving the connaught type d GT though? Anyone? I can’t find it at all and this looks amazing

  59. Samuel Connolly

    Samuel Connolly

    18 päivää sitten

    Can we weigh the engine blocks to see the difference between the v10 and I4? I want to know how this will effect the weight balance!

  60. rickysevens


    18 päivää sitten

    nice to see some v10 appreciation :)

  61. Der_Rusher


    19 päivää sitten

    200HP V10? what a waste of 6 cylinders…

  62. Alessio Carlevaro

    Alessio Carlevaro

    19 päivää sitten

    all that work for 200hp, kinda useless

  63. K


    19 päivää sitten

    Why not use a JUDD V10?

    • An honda Civic

      An honda Civic

      10 päivää sitten

      The 3 litre used in f1?

  64. Vroooom+


    19 päivää sitten

    Needs more of the garage banter and technical action. Skid factory style would suit this project. Why was the vid so short Mike?

    • Vroooom+


      19 päivää sitten

      Nvm found your other channel behind the scenes. Keep up the great content!

  65. PO DUNK


    20 päivää sitten

    Am I missing something? That seems like such a long way to go for 200-230 hp.

  66. Equal At Zero

    Equal At Zero

    21 päivä sitten

    4:10 The fuel door looks a bit... cambered. Haha

  67. Dimitris Andreou

    Dimitris Andreou

    21 päivä sitten

    Put a slant six in it

  68. r6bunny


    21 päivä sitten

    There is already a v12 in one to make progress it would ha e to be a W16 or a v12 from a plane for that reason I’m not even going to watch this

  69. Sleepin Terror

    Sleepin Terror

    21 päivä sitten

    When I first saw the title, I know it must be that engine.

  70. Eduardo Meza

    Eduardo Meza

    21 päivä sitten

    Did I click on a Mike Boyd video?

  71. Andrew Bates

    Andrew Bates

    22 päivää sitten

    I genuinely do not like Mike, when I start a drive tribe video and hear his voice it makes me want to unsubscribe from drive tribe, witch hurts because I love the "three musketeers" as I've named "Clarkson, Hammond, and May" very sad to see them hand the torches off to vastly less exciting personalities.

  72. João Luís Tavares

    João Luís Tavares

    22 päivää sitten

    It's going to be great.

  73. Dennis Sorensen

    Dennis Sorensen

    22 päivää sitten

    Hahaha! It seems so utterly wrong to talk V10 and so little power. 😂🙈 While I love everything about the project, you could have gone with a used, slightly heavier 2.3 litre SAAB B235R or it's predecessor, and modify it a bit to get 600-700 horsepower from it at very little cost. 😄

  74. Braineack


    22 päivää sitten

    My 1.6L turbo makes more power... what a waste of time/effort/money.

  75. Aquavert GreenWorks

    Aquavert GreenWorks

    22 päivää sitten

    If connaught made crate engines, i might have to buy one...

  76. Mike Eral

    Mike Eral

    22 päivää sitten

    Make it a series and tag it so us consumers of content can follow the path.



    22 päivää sitten

    Wait, wait, wait. V10 only 200bhp....

  78. AMG Guy

    AMG Guy

    23 päivää sitten

    Where did you get that engine, And who makes a head for it?

  79. Amaar Khan

    Amaar Khan

    23 päivää sitten

    230hp out a v10. What a waste

  80. {-}


    23 päivää sitten

    The all new Mazda Mx5 Deathtrap

  81. M Bak

    M Bak

    23 päivää sitten

    All that effort for an 18.5% power increase on a standard MX5. Hardly seems worth it.

  82. Ben Kennedy

    Ben Kennedy

    23 päivää sitten

    Forget the rest of the video - Lets take a second to appreciate the cat at the beginning

  83. Mark Alexander

    Mark Alexander

    23 päivää sitten

    Please please can you point the camera at the bits they are pointing at!!!!

  84. Project337


    24 päivää sitten

    MX... 10?

  85. Questchaun


    24 päivää sitten

    Uncle Tony would be proud.

  86. Ed Wilko

    Ed Wilko

    24 päivää sitten

    230bhp out of a v10 how pants is that 300plus min for engine swap or just turbo it

  87. Sid Green

    Sid Green

    24 päivää sitten

    I hope you succeed in putting a V10 in your MX-5

  88. Lawyer Lawyer

    Lawyer Lawyer

    24 päivää sitten

    I am the only one who thought, 200bhp from a v10? That’s the most disappointing think I’ve heard today. Might aswell Kept the original engine 🤣

  89. Munib Ahmad

    Munib Ahmad

    24 päivää sitten

    I love the whole 10 cyl thing and all but 230bhp is abysmal

  90. Tom Robshaw

    Tom Robshaw

    24 päivää sitten

    Another crusty mx5... but a v10 that makes 200hp? Not sure on this build.

  91. MegaTorque


    24 päivää sitten

    Since you're out here restoring stuff, wanna come to Australia and do my ae86 😂

  92. Tollef Reyerson

    Tollef Reyerson

    25 päivää sitten

    Great video!! Love that V-10!

  93. allan findlay

    allan findlay

    25 päivää sitten

    There's a FItopr in South Africa that's done a v12 swap. Check out "That V12 Miata Bruh"

  94. bouytt guyt

    bouytt guyt

    25 päivää sitten

    Forget the car, the cat is so cute.

  95. Auto Eclectic

    Auto Eclectic

    25 päivää sitten

    Would that work in a transverse application?

  96. Kevin Short

    Kevin Short

    25 päivää sitten

    Won't it just be so heavy at the front, that it will understeer into a tree at the first bend?

    • bouytt guyt

      bouytt guyt

      25 päivää sitten

      Idk why , I thought you will put a Dodge viper v10 in it😅

  97. JK F1

    JK F1

    25 päivää sitten


  98. Kevin Isaac

    Kevin Isaac

    25 päivää sitten

    That’s going to be amazing 👍

  99. Nyleen


    26 päivää sitten


  100. Connor Walker

    Connor Walker

    26 päivää sitten

    When this is done, I’d love to see it go against Carthrottles Phil!