"The Catfish carries on the tradition of the original Miata," says Bauer. "It combines light weight with the design cues of a classic British roadster. You might be able to see Aston Martin
at the front, or Triumph and AC in back end of the car, but it's all Catfish." We see more of the Veritas RS III, ourselves, and that's no bad thing. Power comes from Mazda
's stock 1.6- or 1.8-liter engine, while a GM LS2 V8 could reportedly also be fitted. The Catfish will be unveiled at SEMA 2012 at the end of October, while a full racing version is expected in 2013. In the meantime, check out the car's shakedown at the El Toro air base in California.