When you think of a Mazda Miata, the last images conjured up in your mind are those of this little roadster taking to the dirt and mud in an off-road excursion. In fact, the terms off-roading and Miata mix about as well as oil and water. So it was surprising when we came across a buggy suited for this activity that uses the Miata as a base.
Dubbed the Exocet Off-Road, it’s available in any number of builds from the Baja to the Beach Buggy to a Desert Assault Vehicle. And thanks to a vast amount of accessory mounting options for the vehicle, each Exocet is insanely customizable based on your wants and needs. Building out your own buggy can cost as much as you want, with a myriad of options varying from tires, wheels, springs, shocks, suspension arms, brakes, and drivetrain all bolted by the buyer to an old Miata. There are several 4,6, or 8 cylinder options to choose from that culminate in a GM LS3 6.2L V8 engine pushing out up to 525 hp. Obviously, this may be a tad extreme. Luckily buyers can opt for less extreme versions if tearing the up dirt at scary-fast speeds isn’t their calling. Prices start at $14,000. [Purchase]