Mazda Australia today revealed the new Mazda3 MPS rally car ahead of its debut at Targa Tasmania. Professional rally car drivers Rick Bates and Alister McRae will participate in Mazda’s eighth appearance at the Targa campaign held from April 15-20.
The front-wheel-drive Mazda3 MPS rally car will be powered by a 2.3 liter direct injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 255-hp.
The two drivers will compete in the 2WD Showroom competition for which rules say that the rally cars must be mostly standard, meaning that drivers will compete in cars featuring audio systems, electric windows and carpets and upholstery intact.
Mazda3 MPS Targa Tasmania (AU):