The Blackbird Fabworx Morpheus Miata!


The front brakes are by StopTech using ST-42 4 piston calipers and Aerorotor 2 piece front slotted rotors. StopTech brake pads and braided steel brake lines are also used.

No overkill, super large six piston brakes here. At 2,200 lbs with driver, Morpheus is really light and does not need big heavy brakes. 


Perhaps the most important innovation on Morpheus is its aero system. Most time attack teams focus on downforce with their aero packages but the Blackbird Fabworx team has focused equally on both downforce and drag reduction. With only 132 whp, you cannot afford a lot of excess drag!

Blackbird Fabworx constructed the front splitter out of carbon fiber honeycomb. The splitter is moderate in size and has endplates to reduce front spillover, increasing splitter effectiveness and side vortex generators to reduce drag and help underbody aerodynamics. 

See the headlight covers?  Choose the red or blue pill!


The front bumper has been made flat faced with a raised front air inlet. This increases stagnation pressure at the front of the car, trading off air velocity for an increase of local pressure helping develop downforce.  

The ducting and baffling of the air inlet for the radiator, plus the small size of the inlet helps increase stagnation pressure helping out the splitter and also reducing drag. As an aesthetic issue, we like how the splitter brackets look compared to the more common rod stays. The stays also do a tiny thing and trap a little more air. 


The vortex generators on the sides of the splitters create twin vortexes down the sides of the car and help prevent spillover air from curling under the car, which will reduce the effectiveness of underbody aero and create lift. 

A look under the car shows twin side diffusers in the splitter that feed into the wheel well.  The spinning tires probably help pump air out of the front diffusers. 

The front diffuser has a central vane that directs air flow to the wheel well and forms a vortex to help the air stay attached to the diffuser underside. The shallow angle of the diffuser will help make sure that the flow stays laminar. 


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