This Stop-Motion Video Of A Miata Engine Teardown Is Downright Mesmerizing

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Days of work likely went into this short three-minute video.

Let's all take a moment to appreciate the level of time and commitment invested in putting together this short 2:50 minute video because even though it doesn't last long, this snippet of porn for perfectionists is enough to put anyone into a trance. The star of the show is nothing more than a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine from a Mazda MX-5 Miata. It has a fun life in the lightweight Japanese roadster but on its own, it doesn't look too impressive.

In order to liven things up, YouTube channel How a Car Works got down on some stop-motion magic and ended up with a masterpiece. Piece by piece and frame by frame, this Mazda engine comes apart into neat organized bits all for our viewing pleasure.

The video is cool in its own right, but it's more impressive when considering all of the work that went into creating it. Deconstructing an engine is tough on its own, but the process is extended greatly when having to stop every few moments to stage a shot and take the picture. Even the single turn of a wrench could require the deconstruction process to stop so that lights and cameras can be organized properly for a picture before continuing again. All of that work is done for just a few minutes of playback that's now available for free on the Internet. Enjoy the times we live in by turning up the volume, switching over to high definition, and pressing play.

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