We've worked with Mark Rivera at Paco Motorsports to design a new trailer hitch from the Miata. Thanks to CAD design and FEA testing, he was able to develop a hitch that is strong enough to actually hang the car from - but with the ball mount removed, adds a mere 5 lbs to your car and is fully hidden. The rating is 1500 lbs trailer weight and 150 lbs tongue weight, although we don't recommend you actually tow anything that heavy with your Miata. Read the FEA report
It's perfect for someone going to the track - tow your tires and tools on a small trailer, remove the hitch mount and you're back down to fighting weight. Also good for longer road trips. Heck, make yourself one of those cool little teardrop trailers and tour the national parks this summer.
Available for the 1990-97 cars initially. $225 for the hitch, the ball mount and a hitch pin. You'll have to supply a ball that's the appropriate size for your trailer.
We're running an introductory group buy on the hitch
so we can buy a larger volume. If we can get 10 people by the end of the month, we'll be able to drop the price to $199. I'll post this over in the Group Buy forum as well.
FM Group Buy center
The photos of the actual part are the prototype. Mark made some small improvements for lighter weight and more strength, as seen in the rendering.