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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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Would You Pay Ten Grand For A '97 Miata?

Sep 17 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

One could argue that the Mazda Miata is the "official car of Jalopnik." Miata love runs strong around here, and while I personally would never buy one, I can understand the appeal. But I'm not quite sure a '97 NA is worth $10,000, feel free to convince me otherwise. Read more. ...
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Why You Shouldn’t Buy An NA Miata

Sep 16 2014 9:41pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Over the last half-decade or so, Mazda’s Miata has been enjoying something of a reboot of its reputation. Long derided as a car unfit for those packing chest hair, the new line is that it’s a hot, affordable little roadster that offers all of the joys of sports-car motoring without the headaches induced by owning something old and British or Italian. And when the cars were ne ...
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The Solution Solution? Report Says Mazda to Use Exhaust Aftertreatment After All for Long-Delayed Diesel

Sep 16 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

We’ve been eagerly anticipating—and reporting on—Mazda’s U.S.-bound 2.2-liter diesel for many moons. But the engine has been continually delayed, primarily so Mazda could get the drivability right while also avoiding the use of exhaust aftertreatment to meet emissions regulations for its Skyactiv-D mill. When The Truth About Cars reported that Mazda had thrown in the towel and decided to employ aftertreatment of an unspecified type, we reached out to Mazda for official comme ...
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2015 Mazda3 finally pairs 6-speed manual with larger engine

Sep 15 2014 3:06pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, Hatchback, Mazda With all of the hype and anticipation surrounding the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, the Japanese brand was able to sneak another driver-oriented model into its lineup. The company's spec page for the 2015 Mazda3 hatchback and sedan have been updated to list the Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder as finally being available with a six-speed manual transmission, in addition to the previous six-speed automatic. The automaker had prom ...
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Design Walkthrough: Video

Sep 15 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

The design of Mazda’s fourth-generation MX-5 Miata is almost universally liked but achieving the new look was no easy task, especially given the constraints of modern design standards and regulations. Taken at the car’s North American debut in Monterey, California last week, this video takes us through every aspect of ...
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Mazda CX-5

Sep 14 2014 10:42am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover utility vehicle that can seat up to five passengers. The replacement for the CX-7, the CX-5 was new for the 2013 model year. Rivals for the CX-5 include the similarly sized Ford Escape, the Honda CR-V, and the Toyota RAV4. MORE: Read our 2015 Mazda CX-5 review As a handsome ...
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Take A Video Tour Of The Luscious 2016 Mazda Miata

Sep 13 2014 12:09pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

We're finally getting our first video look at the 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5. And wow doesn't that look almost good enough to ea ...
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Aussie Mazda MX-5 Miata specs leak suggests power loss

Sep 12 2014 2:53pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Mazda Mazda's 2016 MX-5 Miata reveal didn't include much in the way of specifications, but the car's debut seems to have blown the lid off of the rumormill, with the latest word out of Australia including fresh claims of curb weight and engine output. Before delving into the findings from Motoring.com, we're going to take a moment to find a few grains of salt. It's not that we don't trust the Oz ...
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Insane Rumor Says 2016 Mazda Miata Will Have Basically No Power

Sep 12 2014 8:24am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The current generation Mazda Miata weighs about 2,500 pounds and has 167 horsepower. Official specs of the 2016 Mazda Miata are yet to be revealed, but a rumor from Australia says its lost a third of its pow ...
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Specs Leaked?

Sep 11 2014 6:02pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Everyone knows those upside-downers in Australia are already living in the future, but how far in the future are they, exactly? A new report from Oz claims to have the specs of the 2016 Mazda MX-5—even though engineers have not yet finalized the car’s tune. The report, from Mo ...
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