‘Driving a Miata with a V8 is a bit like sharing a bedsit with a bear – it’s always going to make itself known.’

That’s about all of the introduction you will need to this video. Purists had better look away, but those with a taste for the sublime mixed with the ridiculous will enjoy this. Henry Catchpole needs no introduction, and if you don’t know who he is then be sure to look him up, and he takes the 525bhp 6.2-litre V8 engined ND around Willow springs and the surrounding desert.

The pure sound of the engine is worth watching this video for, and as Henry quite rightly points out the engine noise does not compute with what your brain expects from an ND body. Regardless, a cracking review of a great little car.

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