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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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The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video]

Jul 23 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing the ...
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The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video]

Jul 23 2014 4:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing the TL and TSX with the new T ...
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Top 10 Most Overlooked New Cars

Jul 23 2014 5:05am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Louis Tomlinson At Mercedes-Benz World
Every year hundreds of new-car models are introduced and enter the research process for millions of car shoppers. The dizzying number of choices sometimes shrouds from the masses what are good cars. More Top 10s Here are 10 cars that Cars.com's editors agree are overlooked due to no fault of each vehicle's own substantial merits.   1. 2015 Mazda6 The Mazda6 is one of the rare family sedans that is both fun to drive and fuel-efficient; it's rated as high ...
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First 100 vehicles announced for Forza Horizon 2

Jul 22 2014 2:48pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

The Goodwood Festival of Speed - Day 2
Filed under: Toys/Games With its September 30 release date just over two months away, Turn 10 Studios has slowly started releasing the car list for Forza Horizon 2, the sequel to 2012's Forza Horizon. While the final list will be on the smaller side, with just over 200 vehicles, as per usual, those that were selected are decidedly different from your average sports car. We've included the entire list b ...
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First 100 vehicles announced for Forza Horizon 2

Jul 22 2014 2:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

The Goodwood Festival of Speed - Day 2
Filed under: Toys/Games With its September 30 release date just over two months away, Turn 10 Studios has slowly started releasing the car list for Forza Horizon 2, the sequel to 2012's Forza Horizon. While the final list will be on the smaller side, with just over 200 vehicles, as per usual, those that were selected are decidedly different from your average sports car. We've included the entire list ...
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Chasing Cherries: 1,000 Miles, a Mazda Miata, and Fresh Pie

Jul 21 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered By Mazda
The list of things that bring me joy in this world is a long one. I enjoy tire smoke, nice scotch, sunny days, road trips and so much more. Way up near the top of this list is fresh cherry pie. It just so happens that the woman I married is one of the greatest pie chefs the world has ever seen. The big issue is the best place to get fresh cherries is in Door County, Wisconsin; about 1,000 miles from home. As ...
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2015 Mazda2 / Demio render shows subcompact sedans can look good

Jul 20 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Mazda Demio Compact Car
Theophilus Chin has envisioned the recently introduced 2015 Mazda2 (Demio in Japan) a ...
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Watch a parade of five Lamborghinis make their way through a shopping mall

Jul 19 2014 5:19pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered By Mazda
Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Lamborghini It's easy to forget that high-performance cars are not limited in size to something like a Lotus Elise or Mazda MX-5. They can get big. Take Lamborghini, for example. It might focus on combining low curb weights and high-output engines, but an Aventador very nearly occupies the same amount of space on the road as a fullsize Range Rover (the Lambo is o ...
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Watch a parade of five Lamborghinis make their way through a shopping mall

Jul 19 2014 4:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered By Mazda
Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Lamborghini It's easy to forget that high-performance cars are not limited in size to something like a Lotus Elise or Mazda MX-5. They can get big. Take Lamborghini, for example. It might focus on combining low curb weights and high-output engines, but an Aventador very nearly occupies the same amount of space on the road as a fullsize Range Rover (the Lambo is only about eight inches shorter, although it is an inch wider, exclud ...
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Roundup: This week’s most popular stories and newest reviews

Jul 18 2014 1:18pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Brooke Shields "Back On The Board" Party
1. Top 10 bad cars from good brands — Just as every family has a bad apple, every automaker has the occasional slip-up in the lineup. These cars make you say, “What were they thinking?” 2. Teen rescues special 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV from dusty barn – 1973 Alfa Romeo was sitting in a barn for 17 years before Drew Bond decided he had to have it. Nissan’s Micra starts at $9,998, but have automakers taken the race to cheap cars too far?Handout, Nissan 3. Motor Mouth: The race ...
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