Mazda is not joking around and is ready to take on the big guys including Aston Martin, Lotus, Porsche and BMW on the race track with this lightweight Mazda MX-5 GT at the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship 2011.
Weight in at just 1,870 pounds, the Mazda MX-5 GT features a modified Mazda engine that produces 275-hp, mated to a 6-speed sequential paddle shift gearbox, carbon doors and Polycarbonate windows. That allows it to run from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds with a top speed of 160 mph.
This is basically the lightest and most powerful MX-5 ever built.
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Jota Sport, the race engineering team that will run the cars in the 2011 series, took 400 hours to build the shell to a specification that ensured it was 17 times stronger than required by the FIA. It also features mandatory FIA approved safety equipment including a roll cage, race seats and harness, external electric cut-off and fire extinguisher, safety catches on the hood and boot lids, competition steering wheel and alloy wheels.
We want a limited road-going version – NOW!
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– By: Omar Rana