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The MX-5 Cup race cars start as complete MX-5 road cars from the Mazda Hiroshima, Japan factory before being transported to engineering development partner Flis Performance in Daytona Beach, Florida, where they are produced into a race car.

The car is completely disassembled, tub is cleaned of seam sealer and sound deadening material, an IMSA, INDYCAR, and SCCA approved roll cage is TIG welded into the car.  The cage contains complete NASCAR-style door bars on both sides of the car (making it the ultimate HPDE driver / instructor car) and is tied together across the firewall through the interior of the dash leaving a neat appearing and fully functional dash.  After roll cage completion, the cage and tub of the car are painted in an automotive paint booth.

After cage installation and paint, the car is assembled with over 250 race car-specific parts.  The parts added to the car provide handling, endurance, safety and power enhancement specifically designed for the car after hundreds of hours and thousands of miles of both on-track and lab testing by automotive mechanical engineers and professional race car drivers.  Component sealing and authentication tracking is done for parity in the various racing series in which the car competes.

The complete list of parts added to the race car can be found in the Mazda MX-5 Cup car Homologation Document at - the highlights are listed below. For information on purchasing a new car contact Flis Performance by email or at (386) 256-7021.

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●      Sealed SKYACTIV-G 2.0L four-cylinder engine

●      Sealed Bosch Competition ECU

●      Stainless Steel race exhaust header and full exhaust system

●      Engine oil cooler with race quality oil lines and fittings

●      Oversized racing radiator

●      Radiator protection screen

●      Upper strut bar cross brace



●      Sealed SADEV six-speed Sequential racing transmission with pump and cooler

●      Sealed limited-slip differential with pump, cooler and thermal controller

●      ACT fiction disc with ACT pressure plate 

●      Upgraded slave cylinder



●      Front adjustable stabilizer bar

●      Adjustable front and rear sway bar links

●      Dynamic DSSV adjustable dampers 

●      Coil over race springs and helper springs

●      Torrington bearing spring perches

●     Michelin Pilot Sport Competition 20/61-17 racing slicks

●      Rays Wheels lightweight forged aluminum 17” x 7.5” custom racing wheels  

●      MSI wheel studs and lug nuts



●      Brembo 4 piston racing front calipers

●      Pagid brake pads 

●      Stainless shielded flexible brake lines

●      Brembo rotors

●      Custom brake cooling ducts and hoses



●      Cage specifications:  Laser cut and pre bent roll bars, symmetric roll cage design for left and right hand drive cars; Full NASCAR style door bars for both sides with finished and painted door cutouts; Gray painted cage and interior for easy touch up

●      Center mounted electronic control cluster

●      AiM MXL2 Data system, AiM Smarty Cam (optional)

●      Max Papis Innovations (MPI) race steering wheel, custom design includes Mazda logo

●      NRG quick release steering wheel hub

●      Panoramic rear view mirror

●      FIA approved racing harness

●      Left and right safety nets

●      Lifeline Electronic FIA approved fire system

●      Custom rear safety bulkhead

●      Fused electric circuits for additional equipment

●      Solenoid controlled main power cutoff



●      Safecraft non-marring tow hooks

●      AMB Transponder with one year subscription

●      Lithium Ion or Odyssey AGM battery relocated in trunk



●      Vehicle homologation document containing all Mazda part numbers

●      Users Guide containing maintenance schedule and procedures (Flis USB stick)

●      Sold “as-is” on a Florida Bill of Sale with no expressed warranty or guarantees


Information on the car is online at