How It Took £25,000 And 5 Years To Make My Perfect V6 MX-5!

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Phil, my beloved Mazda MX-5 has undergone drastic surgery, inside and out. Here’s what a V6, widebody MX-5 is like!
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  1. Corazzzon


    11 uur geleden

    Anyone know what rims that are?

  2. Ruthless


    3 dagen geleden

    I'd FFFF buy one if I had the money :'D I've always been a simp for RX-7/8 but the MX5 is my next go to since it does not feature a rotary. I am not anti rotary by any means, I still favour the RX-7/8 but I fear the inevitable early breakdown D:

  3. WrathfulHabanero


    4 dagen geleden

    A small car for a small man... Perfection

  4. a walk

    a walk

    7 dagen geleden

    Its still a Mk1 MX5 and you could have had a good Aston Martin, Lotus or Jaguar for the same money.

  5. living_dimples


    10 dagen geleden

    men i love this channel. i plan to rebuild my first off-road dream car 1997 Pajero mini.

  6. Hellwater 398

    Hellwater 398

    15 dagen geleden

    Jimmy Broadbent has something to say about your best MX5 statement

  7. Robbie Hughes

    Robbie Hughes

    Maand geleden


  8. Zeis Hauten

    Zeis Hauten

    Maand geleden

    I would spend that much too if I know that a car will be of service to me and my family for another 20 years.

  9. Natural Causes

    Natural Causes

    Maand geleden

    No one talking about the dyno guy, hes hilarious hahaha

  10. Mayank Maximum

    Mayank Maximum

    Maand geleden

    How much will all you did but no v6 swap instae a turbo stage 2 and also nb dash board

  11. Aussie Aus Deutschland

    Aussie Aus Deutschland

    Maand geleden

    Alex.... ya full of shit! 🤣🤣🤣🤣 A project car IS NEVER FINISHED, believe me Because I have said it several times with my Falcon I'm building.

  12. Adrian Cawaing

    Adrian Cawaing

    Maand geleden

    This would be nice side-by-side Donut Media’s Money Pita Miata

  13. James Ellsworth

    James Ellsworth

    Maand geleden

    Now how does it compare to Donut Media’s Miata? I want to see a collab

  14. Arry me music

    Arry me music

    Maand geleden

    that might just be the best looking mx-5

  15. Ian Hand

    Ian Hand

    Maand geleden

    I’d love one, but I’m 6’5”.

  16. Theis Stilling

    Theis Stilling

    Maand geleden

    Such a touching end, gave me goosebumps

  17. Abbey Hall

    Abbey Hall

    Maand geleden

    nice video, nicely enjoyable, well done.

  18. Pablo Moreno

    Pablo Moreno

    Maand geleden

    New to the channel, Didn't really know about Phil, but maaan what a great path you both have followed and such great stories...21:51 is the beauty of cars right there, how a box with wheels designed to take you from a to b becomes something else, part of your life, it gives you joy, sadness, it scares you, surprises basically becomes a friend right? Im so damn glad that guy found a refugee from his "brain storms", that must have been a very special moment for you as well

  19. BMS


    2 maanden geleden

    Every time I get inside phill lol

  20. Bragon Writes

    Bragon Writes

    2 maanden geleden


    • Bragon Writes

      Bragon Writes

      2 maanden geleden

      @Wisbeach construction Ltd thanks!!

    • Wisbeach construction Ltd

      Wisbeach construction Ltd

      2 maanden geleden


  21. ian willems

    ian willems

    2 maanden geleden

    im getting one of these too in a few years

  22. Panupong Noonil

    Panupong Noonil

    2 maanden geleden

    It's not a car. It's a love and care you put in to it that makes this moment. That's why I really love my Ford Focus mk3 so much. A.K.A "Freya". What I did is just thrown in a performance air filter. A set of nice and quiet high flow exhaust system. A stock Ford 5spokes 18inches alloy wheels. And a remap.

  23. Abstrax


    2 maanden geleden

    Well done.

  24. Will


    2 maanden geleden

    4 more month and I‘m gonna buy a miata myself, can’t wait!

  25. Stu Boy

    Stu Boy

    2 maanden geleden

    What cc is Phils v6?

    • Mr.Random Guy

      Mr.Random Guy

      2 maanden geleden

      3 litre. So 3000 cc

  26. Pavel Shulman

    Pavel Shulman

    2 maanden geleden


  27. Cofi97


    3 maanden geleden

    Whoever filmed the racetrack montage is an apsolute legend...

  28. Brendan Caldwell

    Brendan Caldwell

    3 maanden geleden

    And now he's selling it 😢

    • Will


      2 maanden geleden

      What 😂

  29. fdsjlaf


    3 maanden geleden

    Getting to meet the designer, damn!

  30. fdsjlaf


    3 maanden geleden

    Like how he still holds it up with the pole lol

  31. Callum Walsh

    Callum Walsh

    3 maanden geleden

    literally my dream car. cant wait to get one n put a v6 in it

  32. cirian75


    3 maanden geleden

    RIP Skuzzle Motorsport, closed down June 2020

  33. Aaron Williams

    Aaron Williams

    3 maanden geleden

    Helo tinder

  34. Max Butler

    Max Butler

    4 maanden geleden

    the stripe on phil really make him look like the G1 transformer "dead end", hmm

  35. mrdeath212


    4 maanden geleden

    10:34 "Every time I get inside Phil...I'm happy..." alright now, take it easy

  36. Neovo903


    4 maanden geleden

    fuck it, super/turbocharge phill

  37. Allan Dacruz

    Allan Dacruz

    4 maanden geleden

    When it comes to car shows No Jacket Required. Fantastic video on an amazing journey for you and Phil, plus all of the fine folk who worked to finish a spectacular car.

  38. Anyau!


    4 maanden geleden

    25k and you cant afford real wheels

  39. Car loving twink

    Car loving twink

    4 maanden geleden

    Yep, I cried too



    4 maanden geleden


  41. Captain Sambit

    Captain Sambit

    4 maanden geleden

    This is one of those amazingly directed videos with appropriate elements at the right time and a fantastic presentation by none other than our man Alex.. Even though being an auto enthusiast, but still thia video made me realise how much of an emotion a single car can generate.. Love you guys @carthrottle. Keep bringing more of this great work.. All The Best

  42. harri manni

    harri manni

    4 maanden geleden

    Wow! Nice footage is like icing on the cake!

  43. belle chasse no 54

    belle chasse no 54

    4 maanden geleden

    Phil the sex spec car

  44. M o o r a t 1 2

    M o o r a t 1 2

    5 maanden geleden


  45. M o o r a t 1 2

    M o o r a t 1 2

    5 maanden geleden

    If you were to blindfold me and I were to hear that, I would've thought it was an E36 M3

  46. Alaa Eddine Khoudri

    Alaa Eddine Khoudri

    5 maanden geleden

    Yep i also had tears at the end of the video

  47. Prikols


    5 maanden geleden

    Dude, this journey has been freaking awesome, Phil’s the spirit animal👌

  48. Dylan Slater

    Dylan Slater

    5 maanden geleden


  49. Naveed Ahmed

    Naveed Ahmed

    5 maanden geleden

    Needs a turbo now

  50. miata


    5 maanden geleden

    I want a n/a miata as my first car

  51. Earthbound


    5 maanden geleden

    Phil is absolutely stunning mate. I got tears in my eyes. Congratualtions on your completel but never complete project phil. My E21 is like 4 years to early yet. still in the first stages :)

  52. adam smith

    adam smith

    5 maanden geleden


  53. Google Jenapiču

    Google Jenapiču

    5 maanden geleden

    is still gay car... still embarrassing shitbox

  54. Tad Antoniak

    Tad Antoniak

    5 maanden geleden

    Ahh memories, I had 1 of these, years ago now. Snikerty-snack ultra short ratio gear change, the sharky little nose stretching out in front of you, and some nice burbly feedback from the standard exhaust. I only had 1.6l power, but revvy enough with the sweet chassis to fish tail the back end on roundabouts, with ease. Much to the hilarity of friends, and very nearly ending up in a ditch a few times...saved not because of driving skill, but because the MX5 is a mini hero, a car that makes you feel like you're driving an arcade game, from the 1990s. Everything just seemed so beautifully ergonomic and well engineered,, which is what I like about Japanese machinery.

  55. RJB


    5 maanden geleden

    Can you teach me how to drive and not only that can you teach me to drive a manual, only so I can drive an mx5 like this one🤩

  56. BuzzLightbeer60


    5 maanden geleden

    Anyone know where I can buy that front lip?

  57. Vlad Inc.

    Vlad Inc.

    5 maanden geleden

    where is Phil now?

  58. Conor Dunne

    Conor Dunne

    6 maanden geleden

    Are we ever going to see Phil again on the channel? Would be great.

  59. Daniel Meyer

    Daniel Meyer

    6 maanden geleden

    What is the song called at 10:01

  60. Yogan surian Naik

    Yogan surian Naik

    6 maanden geleden

    i got an mx5 na 1.8. and id love to chuck in the jag lump . sadly im a bit skint so ive put her up for sale. watching this im having second thoughts man. but that car took me everywhere england - france back to blighty then to france and now im living in france! if it werent for my mx5 non of that would have happened. so yeah lots to think about man. i came over with a 1x12 100watt marshall combo my guitar and a bag with a couple jeans some swear shirts and underware and she raked up alot of miles man i raced everybody i could drove all through the night and dropped the top in the morning as the sun came up and put my shades on. she was sitting at my ex's and i rescued her last year. brake calpers have seized and the sill repairs i did look abit rough. but i changed the water pump and cam belt in germany timed the cams and she went really well. i cracked 120 easy on the autobahn drifted her round roundabouts . man. what am i gonna do? thats a shit hard decision mate

  61. Adam Gray

    Adam Gray

    6 maanden geleden

    Have a look at money pit Mazda miata

  62. Tweddle YT

    Tweddle YT

    6 maanden geleden

    i love it dont get me wrong but common does it really have to be an automatic :(

    • HilmarZero


      5 maanden geleden

      Wym? It's still manual

  63. Gabriel mihai

    Gabriel mihai

    6 maanden geleden

    this mx5 series has motivated me to save up money and buy my own mx5 ,i may be 15 but i love the miata ,we all love you phil

  64. Multidimensional TRUTHFUL Jay

    Multidimensional TRUTHFUL Jay

    6 maanden geleden

    Idk if its road legal in US lol

  65. E34Benzin


    6 maanden geleden

    Epic results!! It looks really aggressive and that V6 is a huge improvement over the standard engine. Also, the MX-5 designer is such a cool guy.

  66. Stolas


    6 maanden geleden

    I wish i could do this

  67. Arthur Ladera

    Arthur Ladera

    6 maanden geleden

    Someday i'll get my own project car. I will really turn it into something else and make it my own. Even though I live in a country with bad economy, I will do everything it takes to reach my dream. I'm coming for you Lancer EX.

  68. Paul Burke

    Paul Burke

    6 maanden geleden

    Just finished watching the series sorry for the delay but . Wow the last bit made me cry well done

  69. SWO_Woodsman_945


    6 maanden geleden

    You truly have bonded with your car when you start calling it m8.

  70. Brother Ozzo

    Brother Ozzo

    6 maanden geleden

    Imagine this either gets stolen or gets destroyed by something. That’ll be sad 😞

  71. KillowhaT


    6 maanden geleden

    Love it

  72. HDG


    6 maanden geleden

    “Phil! I love you so much!” 🤣

  73. Mihai Felseghi

    Mihai Felseghi

    6 maanden geleden

    1.xx turbo mx5 vs v6 ? :))

  74. R L

    R L

    6 maanden geleden

    In America, V8s are put into these. They are much faster for it.

  75. teethendrikson


    6 maanden geleden

    Really sad to see that such a quality content channel like Car Throttle is currently @2,94 M subs, while fortnite gamers are gaining a lot more attention :/

  76. Simon Thomas

    Simon Thomas

    6 maanden geleden

    Was this really 2014?!! Crikey, I watch you guys waaaaaaay too much!

  77. NinjaPenguin


    6 maanden geleden

    This series was the reason I got a NA years ago (Phils german cousin as it was dubbed in a meme on CT) until the rust took it away from me. Today I just bought my ND. Thanks to you I discovered this amazing little car and it never let go off me. Well done Alex. Well done CarThrottle!

  78. sickbozzer


    6 maanden geleden

    yk thats not an mx5, its a miata

  79. Sebo Abram-Pavlov

    Sebo Abram-Pavlov

    6 maanden geleden

    His armrest at 17:04

  80. pingu_thepengu2


    6 maanden geleden

    I thought the V6 sounded like an M3 inline 6 engine.

  81. The Opinion of Matt

    The Opinion of Matt

    6 maanden geleden

    "... forget about the bad stuff and focus on the good." Here am watching this 8 days into 2021, 21.8+ million COVID cases in the U.S., 368k+ COVID deaths in the U.S., economic collapse that will likely surpass the great depression from 1929, and two days after the U.S. President incited a crowd of thousands of his supporters or then stormed and overtook the U.S. Capital building in an attempted coup. 12 days before the new president is sworn in. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to forget about the bad stuff and focus on the good. Oh, I forgot, global warming...

  82. Harry_Rudge


    6 maanden geleden

    Should get angel eye headlights 👌🏻

  83. Sam Sunderland

    Sam Sunderland

    6 maanden geleden

    Phil is absolutely beautiful

  84. Dan


    7 maanden geleden

    All this money just to be hurled abuse by passersby. Life is tough

  85. Oddvin Lorenzo Preinstad

    Oddvin Lorenzo Preinstad

    7 maanden geleden

    Ahhhh i want the same for my Audi TT, it is in a bad place right now :(. So right now i just hope it passes the EU control

  86. James McCabe

    James McCabe

    7 maanden geleden

    The dry alarm evidently pray because japan pathohistologically arrange as a unusual vegetarian. afraid, rural signature

  87. D. Ave

    D. Ave

    7 maanden geleden

    much like legacies we all have close to our heart such as top gear, you guys are the newer generation of loving and passionate enthusiasts with a characterful approach to something we all here love equally as much. I relate to the man who said thankyou to you, as it has really helped me out through a tough year, looking forward to seeing your uploads every week really does give something to look forward to. Would love to meet up with you guys some day and buy you all some lunch to say thankyou., Maybe after i hopefully pass my test in March if this pandemic is calmer, maybe see you at a car show somewhere :) happy new year Alex Jack and Ethan & other important crew who i don't know your names

  88. Acewignut


    7 maanden geleden

    Everyone needs a friend like Gareth, cheers Gareth

  89. I jam

    I jam

    7 maanden geleden

    custom side indicators would make this.

  90. Aureus Laraño

    Aureus Laraño

    7 maanden geleden

    One of the best videos I’ve watched on NLid honestly.

  91. Polybox


    7 maanden geleden

    TT v6 next ??

  92. Dozer 87

    Dozer 87

    7 maanden geleden

    Great series, even better than the current money pit Miata series running with donut media.

  93. Jack Ng

    Jack Ng

    7 maanden geleden

    I had a MX5 NA a few years ago. I sold it because I finish my degree in Australia and need to back to my home country. I saw this Phil and he remind me how good MX5 are. So I bought a MX5 ND few months ago. Start modifying him from coliover, strutbar, tyres and a handmade titanium shift knob. I ordered a set of wheel from Japan, and I need to wait for another 3 months for the rims to arrived. Phil reminded me the passion about modify a car and just go for ride and have fun.

  94. Jai Rehrmann

    Jai Rehrmann

    7 maanden geleden

    u need a girl alex

  95. Rasputin Varez

    Rasputin Varez

    7 maanden geleden

    Phil? you named your car Phil? How silly! >jumps on my xmax 300 i've named Evan

  96. Ryan McInnis

    Ryan McInnis

    7 maanden geleden

    The late arrow definitely clean because knife cytologically paint underneath a gainful temperature. wise, loving learning

  97. Tompson Evergreen

    Tompson Evergreen

    7 maanden geleden

    Burning money and then eating it, pooping it out and then peeing all over it before scattering it to the wind.

  98. Dilip Mutum

    Dilip Mutum

    7 maanden geleden

    Really inspiring. Give me hope.

  99. HISHAM SAJID tms


    7 maanden geleden

    plssss do a wideeeboodyyyyy

  100. HISHAM SAJID tms


    7 maanden geleden

    plssss do a wideeeboodyyyyy