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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
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    Thanks for taking the time to share with us the complete backstory; thoroughly enjoyed the read!

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! HMT's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryB View Post
    Thanks for taking the time to share with us the complete backstory; thoroughly enjoyed the read!
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    I just discovered this thread and smiled my way through it. Thanks for sharing your story and moody pictures!

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone Roadster7's Avatar
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    Happy New Year Don-san!

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    Awesome updates. Knowing the history is great.

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    Thoroughly love reading the backstory, looking at your incredible pictures and the fact you're sharing insights you've gleaned about the D-Technique back story and its differences from the MPS concept...




    I didn't realize before that Hirotaka-san was involved with D-Tech, super cool!

    That front couldn't have landed in more deserving hands! Thanks again for taking the time!

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power ueru's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgrayleather View Post
    Thoroughly love reading the backstory, looking at your incredible pictures and the fact you're sharing insights you've gleaned about the D-Technique back story and its differences from the MPS concept...

    I didn't realize before that Hirotaka-san was involved with D-Tech, super cool!

    That front couldn't have landed in more deserving hands! Thanks again for taking the time!
    Thanks!
    That info booklet about the MPS is so cool! I'm jealous! This concept is pretty difficult to find information on...

    The best I could find is more stuff from Deki-san on a D-Technique blog post from 2009:
    http://d-technique.txt-nifty.com/blo...ps115-b32.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Deki-san
    This design [MPS concept] appears to have originally come from Tachibana Hirotaka! You could say that the M2-1001 and the MPS concept were the roots of the TD-1001R.
    Nothing really concrete, but still cool second-hand info...
    What kept the MPS from going to market was apparently a problem of emissions, price, and maintenance. It was a factory ITB car with nearly 200 horsepower after all. The price would have likely been 3,000,000 yen at the time in 2001, which still surprised Deki-san at how cheap it was for the level of car Mazda was offering in the MPS. But it still never appeared to be viable for market from the beginning, which Mazda seemed to know.

    I also found a bit more info about the TD factory cars that I left out of the other post. You can find it all in the 'technical data' pdf from the D-Technique link on the last post.

    There were 2 different TD cars, a TD-1001 and a TD-1001R.
    They both had the D-Tech body styling and interior changes, but the TD-1001 stopped at those cosmetics. It was basically a normal NB6C underneath.

    The TD-1001R had new pistons, increased compression, a lightened and balanced crankshaft, D-Tech short carbon intake, Maxim Works 4-2-1 headers, lightened 6.1kg flywheel, and now used premium octane fuel. It bumped power up to about 135hp over the standard 125hp in a stock NB6C. It also had increased spring rates and a 205 width tire on 16x7J Rays CE28 wheels.

    The TD-1001R also got the carbon D-Tech trunk lid + rear spoiler and the cars were given serial numbers, unlike the TD-1001's. Weight on the TD-1001R was dropped to 990kg, 40kg less than the standard NB6C or the TD-1001.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadster7 View Post
    Happy New Year Don-san!
    Happy New Year man!

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    Such a great looking front end setup and very cool background! I had almost forgotten about the MPS concept, what a Miata! Looking forward to seeing what else is in store!
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    Great update and very impressive work you're able to do with the limited resources!

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