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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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30 world premieres confirmed for 2014 L.A. Auto Show

Sep 19 2014 9:20am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

As auto show season is about to kick off for another year, the organizers behind this year’s Los Angeles show say there are 30 worldwide debuts scheduled. That means half of the cars lined up for L.A. have never been seen before, while the other half are decidedly smaller, but equally important North American debuts. More than 60 per cent of them will be dedicated to luxury and performance cars. Of the premieres scheduled, Audi has the most lined up with eight debuts. Mercedes-Benz is brin ...
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Mazda Miata 2016 model revealed

Sep 19 2014 5:18am CDT | Source: I4U News: Cars

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is finally out from under the covers but unfortunately there aren’t many details in store for us this time. The new Miata will be welcom ...
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2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Fuel Economy Released, Report Says Chrysler Dyno’d Car at 825 hp

Sep 18 2014 10:09am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

A full 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque, a 3.6-second 0-to-60 time, sub-12 second quarters, and a hefty 4488-pound curb weight—any way you look at it, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat is all about staggering numbers. But here’s one number we didn’t see coming: The ‘Cat has earned an EPA highway fuel-economy rating of 22 mpg when equipped with the eight-speed automatic transmission. Shift-for-yourself types will have to make do with 21 mpg highway from the six-spe ...
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Mazda let us drive the Miata Coupe

Sep 18 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

All this talk of a Miata Coupe is entirely Mazda's fault. Back in 1996, the company tossed us the keys to its Miata M Coupe Concept. The idea worked then, and it still works now. So come on, Mazda. Throw a hard top on the ND.Jump over to Road & Track to read the full write up from '96, and check out photos from the drive.Read m ...
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2 days ago

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 convin ...
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3 days ago

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 new, that w ...
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3 days ago

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 ou ...
Source: Car and Driver   Full article at: Car and Driver
 

 
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4 days ago

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-spe ...
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5 days ago

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 v ...
Source: Motor Authority   Full article at: Motor Authority
 

 
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5 days ago

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 and practical crossover utility.. ...
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