Little Mazda MX-5 Miata Goes for Shot of Widebody Glory, Turns NFS Canyon Carver


The current iteration of the legendary Mazda MX-5 Miata – the ND generation – has been around since way back in 2014. Now, we haven’t forgotten its RF (retractable fastback) is still a bit younger.

But even so, it took a while since its presentation back in late 2016. Finally, someone has now ventured to give it an exaggerated JDM-flavored widebody aftermarket makeover that would make it ready for any Need for Speed installment, past and from the potential future.

Sure, given that we are dealing with Los Angeles-based virtual artist Musa Rio Tjahjono (the pixel master behind the musartwork account on social media), this widebody MX-5 Miata creation gets both sides of the coin. First and foremost, it’s a CGI adaptation of the real MX-5 Miata RF, so it might forever remain just wishful thinking.

On the flip side, we are dealing here with the Head Designer of the (in)famous West Coast Customs aftermarket outlet. So, just in case anyone dares to make this a real thing, it’s only natural the project build would be handled by WCC. After all, many still appreciate their (sometimes) controversial designs. And it’s not like they don’t have the experience to work on this little pocket rocket.

Whether on virtual roads or not, this widebody MX-5 Miata looks ready to become a canyon carver in its own right. After all, it would naturally get the proper aero bits (including that humongous rear wing) to remain attached to the tarmac as if glued, as well as the cool rubber to deliver the power.

And better worry about the mill that delivers it, as Musa has already taken care of the styling – and even advanced both a shiny and murdered-out take on his virtual widebody kit. As for the powertrain, if outrageous is the call we could certainly imagine something cool.

So, the MX-5 Miata would sport a Toyota 2JZ-GTE twin-turbo inline-six engine swap under the hood. After all, 320 horsepower should sound great inside the body of this little widebody monster!