Mazda MX-5 GT4 Makes 320 HP, Costs $197,000

Mazda MX-5 GT4 Makes 320 HP, Costs $197,000

With a price that could bring a host of high-end exotics to your driveway, it’s probably hard to imagine who would buy a Mazda Miata that costs more than $200,000 after taxes, that is until you consider that this isn’t a street-legal car.

Despite having the same engine as its street-legal parent, this Miata makes 320 hp through a potent turbo kit and brags a low 2,204-lb curb weight. Built by U.K.-based Jota Sport, Mazda is selling the fully homologated GT4 car to compete with the likes of Aston Martin and Lotus.

Little is left of the original roadster which not has an FIA spec roll cage and loads of aero parts like a carbon fiber rear diffuser and front lip, a single racing seat and a six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shifters.

As is standard practice with race cars, the interior has been entirely scrapped in favor of carbon fiber to save weight.