SWR - Mazda MX-5 Assembly
Here at SWR Motorsport we are proud to announce our latest in depth project around the Mazda MX-5. We have been working to introduce the SADEV SCL82-17 6-speed sequential gearbox into the Mk3 (NC) and the Mk4 (ND) MX-5 in a way that provides maximum performance enhancement with as much ease of installation as possible, for the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Trophy Race Series. The main aim of this project was to vastly improve the car with the SADEV gearbox whilst retaining the use of the original Mazda Power Plant Frame (PPF) that ties the gearbox to the differential, keeping its originally designed safety, strength and handling abilities. Finish all that off with a limited edition SWR - Limited Slip rear differential, bespoke gear lever and a clutch and flywheel combination and we have a project we are all excited about and extremely proud of the results.
Check out all the elements of the project below.
See the whole car and championship here: MX-5 trophy
Naturally here at SWR Motorsport we knew the SADEV SCL82-17 gearbox was the perfect option for this Mazda MX-5 project. With the already renowned performance and durability of the SADEV gearbox along with its compact, weight saving size - it was going to be the perfect fit, with enormous performance benefits. You can see the SWR x SADEV SCL82-17 Mazda here. We had to get to work on redesigning the tail section of the gearbox in order for it to house the fitments for the original Mazda power plant frame (PPF). Keeping the PPF was integral to the project in order to retain the original Safety, Design and Performance benefits originally designed by Mazda. This along with the direct fit bellhousing and a beautiful bespoke gear lever all designed and machined in house here at SWR Motorsport.
The Rear Differential
After a few test sessions on track it became quickly apparent to us at SWR Motorsport that this project would definitely benefit from a rear limited slip differential. However this means we would need to make a limited slip differential that would fit nicely inside and original Mazda MX-5 rear differential casing so that we we can still retain the use of the PPF attaching the gearbox to the differential. So we went to work designing, experimenting and manufacturing our very own SWR rear limited slip differential along with a unique final drive ratio..... All in cased in the original Mazda differential casing!
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SWR Motorsport Assemblies and Mounting Plates
We are all always passionate and excited to see the next project. Please find our popular Mounting Plates we make regularly HERE. Also please find just a few examples of the various full assemblies we have made previously. Including a range of different parts, gearboxes, engines, orientations with one thing in common - The passion for Designing Performance Art.