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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  • Mike DriveTribe
    Mike DriveTribeMåned siden

    Absolutely buzzing for this! Check out the behind the scenes here: noprojects.info/camera/video/2d-seN2pqWainqk

  • K SE

    K SE

    28 dager siden

    Where in Scotland you from?

  • Deadzio


    28 dager siden

    V10 200 bhp...american cars xD

  • Sgt. Kong

    Sgt. Kong

    28 dager siden


  • anydaynow


    Måned siden

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

  • Gavin Wyllie

    Gavin Wyllie

    Måned siden

    @Sam Clarke no,not yet.

  • Cid Dax
    Cid Dax12 timer siden

    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?

  • jack edmonds
    jack edmondsDag siden

    Saw one like 5years ago

  • Andrey Dabizha
    Andrey DabizhaDag siden


  • Lumpy Space Prince
    Lumpy Space Prince2 dager siden

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

  • Martino Gennari
    Martino Gennari2 dager siden

    Mazda's first aircraft. After Toyota supra mk4

  • behshad mohebali
    behshad mohebali2 dager siden

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

  • Geneva Stone
    Geneva Stone2 dager siden

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

  • aubs400
    aubs4003 dager siden

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

  • Daniele Dal Col
    Daniele Dal Col3 dager siden

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

  • joshua varghese
    joshua varghese4 dager siden

    Jesus is love

    ALISTAIR THOMPSON6 dager siden

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

  • Hambopro
    Hambopro7 dager siden

    When’s part 2 coming out?

  • Murphy Aldrich
    Murphy Aldrich7 dager siden

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

  • John Clowes
    John Clowes7 dager siden

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

  • Eppu Talvinko
    Eppu Talvinko8 dager siden

    Mk 2 MX-5😭

  • Daniel Recio
    Daniel Recio8 dager siden

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

  • Russell Sleight
    Russell Sleight8 dager siden

    Ooooo am I going to be following this one!

  • Rotor Blade
    Rotor Blade8 dager siden

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

  • Jean Bond
    Jean Bond9 dager siden

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

  • Profesor Baltazar
    Profesor Baltazar9 dager siden

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

  • Jeff Wulf
    Jeff Wulf9 dager siden

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

  • Kyle King
    Kyle King9 dager siden

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

  • Andrew Byrne
    Andrew Byrne9 dager siden

    So very excited to see this engine on a practical application

  • RedLP5000S
    RedLP5000S9 dager siden

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

  • DigBipper188
    DigBipper1889 dager siden

    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.

  • Leon Nottingham
    Leon Nottingham9 dager siden

    Where is the next video

  • marcusJUJUalty
    marcusJUJUalty10 dager siden

    Will there ever be s part 2?

  • EdgyNumber1
    EdgyNumber110 dager siden

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

  • Bradley Ashworth
    Bradley Ashworth11 dager siden

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

  • Jeremy Espeseth
    Jeremy Espeseth11 dager siden

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

  • An honda Civic

    An honda Civic

    9 dager siden

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

  • Paul Jones III
    Paul Jones III11 dager siden

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

  • frankthespank
    frankthespank12 dager siden

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

  • Jason Brower
    Jason Brower12 dager siden

    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.

  • Greg Clark
    Greg Clark12 dager siden

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

  • johnny K
    johnny K12 dager siden

    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.

  • Burhan Budak
    Burhan Budak12 dager siden

    Give us cat videos.

  • Bauer Limited Production
    Bauer Limited Production13 dager siden

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

  • The Detailing Doctor
    The Detailing Doctor13 dager siden

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

  • duviday
    duviday14 dager siden

    shoutout to the camera man for the cat footage

  • RandomBoi914 6
    RandomBoi914 614 dager siden

    200 BHP?? From a V10 Hahahahaha weak

  • Nazimelon
    Nazimelon14 dager siden

    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.

  • Mike
    Mike14 dager siden

    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


    8 dager siden

    @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

    9 dager siden

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

  • Ryan Coates
    Ryan Coates14 dager siden

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

  • Nazim Mohammedi
    Nazim Mohammedi15 dager siden

    Any tests ? Where is the part 2

  • paul p
    paul p15 dager siden

    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.

  • David Belknap
    David Belknap15 dager siden

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

  • RL
    RL15 dager siden

    R26B next? 👀🥲

  • Sloppy Boggler
    Sloppy Boggler15 dager siden

    *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...

  • Chris 9928
    Chris 992815 dager siden

    When’s Part 2!? 👀😬

  • Craig Blackburn
    Craig Blackburn16 dager siden

    200bhp lol

  • David Mentor
    David Mentor16 dager siden

    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

  • Samuel Connolly
    Samuel Connolly16 dager siden

    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!

  • rickysevens
    rickysevens16 dager siden

    nice to see some v10 appreciation :)

  • Der_Rusher
    Der_Rusher17 dager siden

    200HP V10? what a waste of 6 cylinders…

  • Alessio Carlevaro
    Alessio Carlevaro17 dager siden

    all that work for 200hp, kinda useless

  • K
    K17 dager siden

    Why not use a JUDD V10?

  • An honda Civic

    An honda Civic

    9 dager siden

    The 3 litre used in f1?

  • Vroooom+
    Vroooom+18 dager siden

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

  • Vroooom+


    18 dager siden

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

    PO DUNK18 dager siden

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

  • Equal At Zero
    Equal At Zero19 dager siden

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

  • Dimitris Andreou
    Dimitris Andreou19 dager siden

    Put a slant six in it

  • r6bunny
    r6bunny20 dager siden

    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

  • Sleepin Terror
    Sleepin Terror20 dager siden

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

  • Eduardo Meza
    Eduardo Meza20 dager siden

    Did I click on a Mike Boyd video?

  • Andrew Bates
    Andrew Bates20 dager siden

    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.

  • João Luís Tavares
    João Luís Tavares20 dager siden

    It's going to be great.

  • Dennis Sorensen
    Dennis Sorensen20 dager siden

    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. 😄

  • Braineack
    Braineack20 dager siden

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

  • Aquavert GreenWorks
    Aquavert GreenWorks20 dager siden

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

  • Mike Eral
    Mike Eral20 dager siden

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

    HDHELLION20 dager siden

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

  • AMG Guy
    AMG Guy21 dag siden

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

  • Amaar Khan
    Amaar Khan21 dag siden

    230hp out a v10. What a waste

  • {-}
    {-}21 dag siden

    The all new Mazda Mx5 Deathtrap

  • M Bak
    M Bak21 dag siden

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

  • Ben Kennedy
    Ben Kennedy21 dag siden

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

  • Mark Alexander
    Mark Alexander21 dag siden

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

  • Project337
    Project33722 dager siden

    MX... 10?

  • Questchaun
    Questchaun22 dager siden

    Uncle Tony would be proud.

  • Ed Wilko
    Ed Wilko22 dager siden

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

  • Sid Green
    Sid Green22 dager siden

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

  • Lawyer Lawyer
    Lawyer Lawyer22 dager siden

    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 🤣

  • Munib Ahmad
    Munib Ahmad23 dager siden

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

  • Tom Robshaw
    Tom Robshaw23 dager siden

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

  • MegaTorque
    MegaTorque23 dager siden

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

  • Tollef Reyerson
    Tollef Reyerson23 dager siden

    Great video!! Love that V-10!

  • allan findlay
    allan findlay23 dager siden

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

  • bouytt guyt
    bouytt guyt23 dager siden

    Forget the car, the cat is so cute.

  • Auto Eclectic
    Auto Eclectic23 dager siden

    Would that work in a transverse application?

  • Kevin Short
    Kevin Short24 dager siden

    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

    23 dager siden

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

  • JK F1
    JK F124 dager siden


  • Kevin Isaac
    Kevin Isaac24 dager siden

    That’s going to be amazing 👍

  • Nyleen
    Nyleen24 dager siden


  • Connor Walker
    Connor Walker24 dager siden

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

  • kolim jone
    kolim jone24 dager siden

    That V12 Miata Bruh has entered the chat.. Best of luck with the swap guys. I'm just about done wrapping mine up, finishing all the boring stuff.

  • kolim jone

    kolim jone

    24 dager siden

    Modular?, can i have a v2 engine for my moped?

  • Tycondaroga
    Tycondaroga24 dager siden

    You can get that HP from a 1L ecoboost :(

  • Andrew White
    Andrew White24 dager siden

    I'd prob get a stronger rear axle, and wider tires in the back 🙂

  • Andrew White
    Andrew White24 dager siden


  • Andrew White
    Andrew White24 dager siden

    The power to weight ratio will hopefully be insane, turbo? Twin turbo? Super charger?