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Mazda Unveils New Mazda2 B-Spec Racer

Mazda Unveils New Mazda2 B-Spec Racer

Nov 21 2012, 12:33pm CST | by

Mazda aims to make racing cheaper

Mazda has unveiled a new racecar that is aimed at showroom stock racing at the most basic level. Taking up the hobby racing is far from cheap, but Mazda is trying to make racing less expensive with...

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Mazda Unveils New Mazda2 B-Spec Racer

Nov 21 2012, 12:33pm CST | by

Mazda aims to make racing cheaper

Mazda has unveiled a new racecar that is aimed at showroom stock racing at the most basic level. Taking up the hobby racing is far from cheap, but Mazda is trying to make racing less expensive with the new Mazda2 B-spec racecar.

Mazda says that a brand-new B-Spec racecar delivered from a prep company would cost a driver about $25,000. However, Mazda sells a B-Spec "kit" and the automaker says if you picked up a used car you can build your own race car for about $15,000. Mazda is also putting contingency money behind the series.

Any driver who wins and SCCA or NASA National Championship will make $5000 in Mazda contingency payments. The racer who wins either of those championships will also have the ability to race at the Mazda Club Racer Shootout with prize money worth $75,000. The first race for the series will be Saturday, December 8 through Sunday, December 9 at the NASA 25 hour at Thunderhill Raceway in California.

 
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These are the 4.7 million cars affected by massive Takata airbag recall

Oct 20 2014 4:13pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. If the air bags go off in a crash, that can send shrapnel into the passenger compartment and injure people. Below is the list of models covered by recalls that date ...
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All New Mazda MX-5

Oct 15 2014 10:42am CDT | Source: Car Articles

In case you missed the earlier coverage, here’s a piece courtesy of Auto Express on the all new Mazda MX-5. The latest car has a smaller footprint but perhaps most notably a much more aggressive and masculine design. The interior was always a big issue that needed a ...
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2014 Jaguar F-type V-8 S Long-Term Logbook: Crackin’ and Bendin’ and Fixin’ and Spendin’

Oct 10 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

“Took the Jag to Discount Tire to replace the rear tires, and it was discovered that there was a crack in the left-rear rim.” – Dave Beard, road warrior Already feeling the sting of $869 worth of new rear tires at 25,147 miles—ordered from Tire Rack for $416 per plus shipping—we were dismayed when one of our long-term Jaguar F-type‘s rear wheels was found to have a crack just before the new tires were installed last week. But this turned out to be only the tip of the iceberg. Wh ...
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Mazda Leads, Fiat-Chrysler Trails in Latest EPA Fuel Economy Report

Oct 9 2014 10:25am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Mazda's 28.1 mpg led all major automakers in average fuel economy for the 2013 model year, according to a new EPA report on industrywide fuel economy. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 20.9 mpg, meanwhile, trailed the 11 automakers surveyed. The 148-page report notes that all major automakers except sixth-place Toyota and ninth-place Ford saw their averages increase between 2012 and 2013, and the industry's ...
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2 weeks ago

EPA says 24.1-mpg new car average is best-ever

Oct 8 2014 2:52pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: MPG, Legislation and Policy, USA Well done, America. Through some combination of market forces and government regulations and advancing technology, you've managed to buy enough fuel efficient vehicles to raise the overall average for the 2013 model year to 24.1 miles per gallon - that's 0.5 mpg higher than model year 2012. It's also an all time record high. Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator, said on a conference call ...
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2 weeks ago

2015 Ford Fusion

Oct 7 2014 8:34pm CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The 2015 Ford Fusion remains one of the most attractive vehicles in its segment, and it's proof that good design and family-friendly intentions aren't always mutually exclusive. Even two years after its redesign, none but the Mazda 6 carry the same kind of daring image that ...
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2 weeks ago

10 wagons we saw in Paris that we really want but can’t buy

Oct 6 2014 1:36pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

If there’s one car body style that’s on the ropes in North America, it’s the wagon. Seems like folks see the Grisworld’s family truckster every time anybody comes out with a factory longroof, and that’s a real shame. Wagons provide most of the ride and handling of a normal family car, except with better cargo capacity than your average crossover. So, while the compact crossover is becoming ever more popular on European roads, the Paris auto show was ...
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2 weeks ago

SUV Review: 2015 Toyota RAV4 AWD Limited

Oct 6 2014 12:42pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview Popular compact SUV that’s more functional than fun Pros Solid, well built; cabin materials suitably upscale Cons Nothing special in the powertrain department Value for money Fair What would I change? Add a second engine; provide a sportier vibe How I would spec it? RAV4 AWD XLE There is little wrong with being sensible rather than playful — other than the fact the latter is easier to like. And the RAV4 is one of those vehicles that takes a ...
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2 weeks ago

When a scooter would be an upgrade

Oct 3 2014 4:52pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The Smart ForTwo and the Scion iQ are quite small but the 1984 Honda Zoe Zipper is ridiculous. I would be inclined to call it a scooter mobile. It was originally built in Japan by Mitsuoka Motors, the same company that converts the Nissan Micra into a miniature Jaguar MKII. Sort of like the car that Inspector Morse drove that transforms Mazda Miatas into Morgan look-alikes. The Zipper was licensed to Los Angeles-based Zoe Motors in 1983. The three-wheeled car uses the two front wheel ...
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2 weeks ago

Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L brings the fuel-sipping funk [w/video]

Oct 3 2014 7:34am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hybrid, Paris Motor Show, Hatchback, Citroën Full disclosure: I love the Citroën C4 Cactus. Really, I just love French automakers. Kudos to them for flexing their design muscles, creating products that compete in the mass market while not looking like anything else on the road. This C4 Cactus, for example - it's a small hatchback that's about the same size as a Ford Focus, designed to take on small crossovers li ...
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