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A 320bhp turbocharged Mazda MX5

By FaezClutchless on 29 Aug 2012

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Mazda UK used an MX-5 for competition in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship and the MX-5 takes on established GT cars from Lotus and Aston Martin. A race at Brands Hatch in the month of June brought the first podium finish (third place) for the team and in August, the team won second place in another race.

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Following the success of the Mazda MX-5 GT4 race car in the Avon Tyres British GT Championship, Mazda UK and Jota Sport will be building customer MX-5 GT4 race cars to order for use in the 2013 season.

The Mazda MX-5 GT4 is built by Jota Sport costs around 125,000 (excluding tax) and it weighs around 1000kg. The car will benefit from further development during 2012 and will be a fully homologated car for GT4 racing.

The car is fitted with a turbocharged MZR engine that makes around 320bhp and will come ready to race. Each car will benefit from technical assistance from Jota and an extensive parts supply for those unforeseen racing accidents.

Sam Hignett, Managing Director of Jota Group, mentioned this; "The car is an easy car to race and would even suit track day enthusiasts. We are still developing the car, but we are now at a point that we can offer this car to customers safe in the knowledge that it is going to be a front runner in any GT4 field.

Below is a list of standard and optional equipment available for the Mazda MX-5 GT4.

Exterior
Carbon fibre doors
Carbon fibre front splitter
Carbon fibre rear diffuser
Carbon fibre rear wing
Polycarbonate screen and side windows

Interior
Pi Omega D2 display and data logger
Carbon-fibre dash board and centre console
FIA-compliant seat with six-point racing harness
320mm racing steering wheel with quick-release coupling

Powertrain
320bhp MZR dry sump turbo charged engine
Purpose built stainless-steel exhaust system with catalytic converter
Six-speed sequential gearbox with paddle shift
Limited Slip Differential
Racing clutch Cooling system for differential and gearbox
Adjustable Traction Control

Chassis
Airjacks
Optimised suspension with adjustable shock absorbers
100-litre FIA spec fuel cell with endurance collector
Twin piston AP brake callipers front and rear
Brake & driver cooling systems

Safety
Fully prepared shell with FIA spec roll cage
FIA-stipulated cushion material
FIA-homologated fire extinguisher

Options
Upgrade to IPU (intelligent power unit) & soft touch control panel - 1950.00
Upgrade to Lithium power pack - 1450.00
Endurance Exhaust - 1400.00
Upgrade to 4-way adjustable dampers - 1750.00
Pi data upgrades - POA

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