The Infamous Hellcat-Swapped Mazda Miata Has Ended Up In A Ditch Post-Car Meet

Remember the Hellcat-swapped Mazda Miata? It’s out of commission for a while, unfortunately. The 707-horsepower Miata has become legendary across the internet with people following its journey. That journey ended in a ditch somewhere in Florida after it crashed leaving a car show.

Today was a huge eye opener. We had a near death experience. Thank you everyone who’s asking if we are okay. Leaving a…

Posted by Michael Kelly on Sunday, February 9, 2020

The after photos were plastered over social media and while the general consensus was “what did you expect?” and “it was bound to happen sooner or later”, it still stings a little to see this one.

Colt Utter via Facebook

Michael Kelly was behind the wheel when the accident happened and took to Facebook to say:

“Today was a huge eye opener. We had a near death experience. Thank you everyone who’s asking if we are okay. Leaving a car show today, I did a small pull. When I hit the brakes to slow down I had a caliper lock up. Before I could get off the brakes, the car was already in the grass. I got sucked in and the car did a 180 in the ditch. Mechanically, the car is still 100 percent good. The body has a few dings and scratches. The tail lights and bumpers are damaged. It was a scary experience. Just thankful that it’s just a small repair.”

Colt Utter via Facebook

While luckily, the damage doesn’t look to be too bad, there will need to be bodywork done. However, by some miracle, the drivetrain went largely untouched. The moral of the story is, be careful leaving local car shows.