No matter what engine is in it, s miata is still is chick car...
Maybe but then who cares. Chick car or not there well balanced little fun cars. Throw in a powerful V8 into the mix and it becomes even more fun (though less balanced). So why should the chicks have all the fun. My masculinity does not diminish by placing myself in a well set up little sports car especially one that's been repowered with a finely tuned V8 under the hood.
If ya think about back in the day car god Carroll Shelby did something very similar. When he took the little feminine if ya will AC Ace and stuffed FORDS small block 289 V8 were the British 4 pot once was. This became known as a Shelby Cobra witch later on got the 427 big block. No one calls them a chick car now.
Same thing happens in the bike world and I laugh. Most Harley guys have this stigmatism that the Sportster is just a chick bike not a real machine. But when in actual practice the so called chick bike 1200 sportiest can and do easily out run any of there big twin offerings (with the exception of the v-rods witch also are criticized by the Harley faithful).
If some one Makes a good machine at a good price and can perform at a level higher than many in its class. But some retard labels it as a chicks car, and guys simply won't drive it for that reason. Well then I guess the Gals really are the smarter sex. Myself I personally like good cars to hell with what others think.
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