Someone Put A Wii Steering Wheel Inside A Mazda Miata – And It Is Both Hilarious And Dangerous


TikTok user Tyler Atkin gave his Miata a Nintendo Wii steering wheel, and his video earned millions of views in the process.

Atkin removed his Nardi steering wheel from the quick-release he had installed on the column. He then installed the tiny plastic Wii steering wheel instead, placing the Wiimote controller inside for full effect.

Originally designed for playing Mario Kart, the plastic wheel measures approximately 8 inches in diameter. It’s absolutely tiny; for comparison’s sake, most automotive wheels are well in excess of 13 inches in diameter.

The mod was originally done just for show, with Atkin’s first video netting a full 3.1 million views on TikTok, Later, the gearstick got a Nunchuk controller, while the e-brake handle was replaced with a Wii baseball bat. Other touches include a WiiFit mat in the driver’s footwell and a Wiimote wrist strap on Atkin’s keychain. The original stereo was also removed, and replaced with a Wii console and screen so Atkin can literally play Mario Kart in the car.

Atkin eventually drove the car with the Wii wheel attached. He refers to it as “absolutely awful,” unsurprising given that it’s not fitted straight. There’s minimal leverage available to turn the wheel, and the plastic is flexible, too.

The Miata has always been a platform for fun. We’ve seen stock Miatas climb rocky off-road trails, with others given hilarious art-deco treatments or transformed into old-school Grand Prix racers. Plus, the Internet always delivers a few LS-swapped examples boasting 1 kilo horsepower at the wheels.


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