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Matthew Foltyn: 1992 Mazda Miata

Matthew Foltyn frequently saw the Mazda Miata on the road at a young age and always thought he could drive it because it was the perfect size. "I thought they were just the neatest things ever," remembers Foltyn. In 2011, he found a 1992 Mazda Miata in Brooklyn NY. "It needed a lot of work," he mentions, "from paint, interior, engine." What helped Foltyn pull the trigger on the purchase was the price, "it was cheap. So, I got it!"

For the last 8 years Foltyn has modified the Miata year year. "If I showed you the car now from what it was 8 years ago you wouldn't think it was the same car," he states. Each year, Foltyn pushes the limit on what he thinks he could always do next. "I never settle for 'okay' and I will always continue to push the limits of my build."

Foltyn has plenty of friends over the years that have helped with the build. Wether it was from paint to the turbo build, to as simple as changing a tire - his friends, as support, is a massive thing in the car community. "It not only helps with the car but it overall makes you a more respected person and a better person."

Owner: Matthew Foltyn
Vehicle: 1992 Mazda Miata
Location: Binghamton, NY
Horsepower: 240 whp (estimated)
Club: Parlor City Street Alliance


Facebook: /matt.foltyn
Instagram: @miata_matt_foltyn355

Photography by Matthew Foltyn.

01 Matthew Foltyn 1992 Mazda Miata PASMAG TBGLIVE


  • 1.6l inline 4
  • Garrett M24 42/62a.r turbo
  • 460cc Mazda RX-7 injectors
  • Vl Racing manifold
  • Vl Racing wastegate adapter
  • Tial 38mm external wastegate
  • CX Racing intercooler
  • CX Racing radiator
  • HKS BOV 
  • Innovative wideband
  • GodSnow aluminum adjustable cam gears
  • Magnaflow resonator
  • ACT stage 2 HD clutch

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  • Magnaflow 2.5" turbo-back
  • Megan Racing downpipe


  • Megasquirt PNP2 ECU
  • Glowshift boost and air-fuel ratio gauges

04 Matthew Foltyn 1992 Mazda Miata PASMAG TBGLIVE


  • Corsa Velocita wheels - 15x9, 0 offset
  • Hankook Venturs V2 tires
  • Ocpty 1 inch spacers
  • Muteki SR78 lug nuts


  • Megan Racing coilovers

06 Matthew Foltyn 1992 Mazda Miata PASMAG TBGLIVE


  • Factory Mariner blue paint
  • Magicdrift front lip, side skirts and ducktail
  • Duraflex full wide fender kit


  • Insight retrofit projector 6k with LED halos

03 Matthew Foltyn 1992 Mazda Miata PASMAG TBGLIVE


  • Bride Zeta 3 seats
  • NRG 4-point seat belts
  • Carbing Delrin shift knob
  • Sickspeed extended shifter
  • Harddog single ace roll bar
  • NRG steering adapter
  • Nardi Torino mahogany wood steering wheel


  • Hizpo 7" double-din stereo
  • Kicker 6" speakers

05 Matthew Foltyn 1992 Mazda Miata PASMAG TBGLIVE


"Definitely the turbo build - people don't generally turbo the 1.6. They only made them for 3 years and it wasn't a kit. We had to totally fab things together. And when you double the horsepower to the car, it's a different animal!"

08 Matthew Foltyn 1992 Mazda Miata PASMAG TBGLIVE


  • Built 1.6 block and head


  • Matthew Foltyn
  • Overdrive Automotive

07 Matthew Foltyn 1992 Mazda Miata PASMAG TBGLIVE