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Mazda Motorsports Skyactiv-D Diesel-Powered Racers Failed to Complete Rolex 24 at Daytona
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Mazda Motorsports Skyactiv-D Diesel-Powered Racers Failed to Complete Rolex 24 at Daytona

Jan 28 2013, 1:21pm CST | by

Diesel-powered racecars didn't make it to the end of the race

If you watched the Rolex 24 at Daytona over the weekend, you watched one of the most famous 24 hour endurance races to be held in the United States. This is the first race ever to have the new GX...

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Mazda Motorsports Skyactiv-D Diesel-Powered Racers Failed to Complete Rolex 24 at Daytona

Jan 28 2013, 1:21pm CST | by

Diesel-powered racecars didn't make it to the end of the race

If you watched the Rolex 24 at Daytona over the weekend, you watched one of the most famous 24 hour endurance races to be held in the United States. This is the first race ever to have the new GX class for vehicles that run alternative power plants. Mazda had three Mazda6 sedans in the race that were powered by diesel engines.

Perhaps most interesting part about these diesel-powered racecars is that the four-cylinder turbo diesel engines used over 60% stock components including a stock engine block in stock head. Sadly for Mazda, none of the three vehicles completed the grueling 24-hour race. Two of the diesel-powered racecars dropped out with engine damage.

The turbodiesel engines used in the racecars are 2.2-liter versions of production engines that will be available in the production vehicle line in the middle of the year. The engine produces 400 HP and 445 pound-for torque using twin turbos in racing trim. While the racecars look similar to production counterparts, other than the engine there's nothing similar.

 
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Euro-spec Mazda2 detailed in mega gallery

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Mazda has released additional information and new photos depicting the Euro-spec Maz ...
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Report: Mazda2 sedan debuting in Thailand this month?

Nov 3 2014 3:29pm CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Hatchback, Mazda, Misc. Auto Shows, Diesel Mazda is reportedly set to introduce a Mazda2 with a four-door sedan body. Unlike the upcoming CX-3, which is debuting at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show and is almost certain to be sold in North America, this other version's chance here are a bit more mysterious. According to The Bangkok Post, the Mazda2 sedan will make its word debut at th ...
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2015 Mazda 6 Inherits Mazda 3 Infotainment System, New Face: First Look

Nov 3 2014 12:45pm CST | Source: Motor Authority

The 2016 Mazda 6 will be getting some significant upgrades. Mazda had announced that much, but not we see the extent of it. Based on what we see here, in pictures of a sales handbook for a refreshed Atenza (the home-market version of the ‘6’), the refresh will bring a revised instrument panel desi ...
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Official: Mercedes Vision G-Code concept is one big solar panel

Nov 3 2014 9:56am CST | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, China, Crossover, Mercedes-Benz, Design/Style, Luxury Mercedes-Benz is in the midst of overhauling its SUV and crossover lineup in both makeup and name, with a new GLC model slated to replace the GLK, a GLE to replace the GL and even a new G-Class to cap it all off. But it's not just the production utilities which Benz has been working on. Presented at the opening of the G ...
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Is Mazda planning a two-door 6 coupe for 2017 model year?

Nov 3 2014 9:03am CST | Source: Driving Canada

The front-wheel-drive, two-door coupe market might be decidedly slim these days, but Mazda is looking to change that. According to a report from Australia’s AutoExpress, we could see a Mazda6 coupe as early as 2016 for the 2017 model year. It’s not quite the RX-8 successor enthusiasts have been hoping for, but a two-door Mazda6 should satisfy those pining for something sporty with two doors and a fixed roof for the next little while. The news, however, does come at something of a surprise, ...
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2016 Mazda MX-5 could star in new one-make racing series

Oct 31 2014 12:41pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Mazda has announced plans to make an "exciting" global motorsports announcement at SEMA on No ...
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Mazda, Fuji Heavy post big quarterly profit gains on weak yen

Oct 31 2014 6:06am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Mazda Motor and Subaru's parent company Fuji Heavy Industries today posted rosy second-quarter profit growth as a weak yen made their exports more lucr ...
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Car Review: 2015 Mazda6

Oct 30 2014 6:20pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The 2015 Mazda6 has always been a crowd favourite as it features sleek styling, a comfortable interior and excellent driving dynamics. Add to this the fact that the Mazda6 was the overall winner of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada’s Car of the Year award last year-  largely due to its impressive efficiency and standout styling- and you know that it must be included on your shopping list if you ...
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Woman Wins Miata In 1990, Never Drives It Because She Can't Drive Stick

Oct 29 2014 9:02am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Sandie Resnick either has really good luck or is some kind of master at winning items from radio stations. She has won a jukebox, vacations, gift certificates, and in 1990 she won a Mazda Miata. But for 22 years she never drove it, due to her inability to operate a ...
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Mazda 6 To Spawn Coupe And Mazdaspeed Variants By 2016: Report

Oct 29 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show next month, Mazda will show an updated version of its 6 sedan. However, in the near future we may see some new variants introduced including the oft-rumored Mazdaspeed performance model as well as a new coupe. Auto Express, citing an inside source, reports that a 6 coupe will be launched by 2016. ...
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