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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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U-Turn: What you missed on 10.28.14

Oct 28 2014 6:37pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Citroën 2014 Citroën DS Cabrio Racing Do you like your forbidden fruit with an air of Francophile about it? If so, prepare for a juicy snack. Not only is today's review subject French, but it's a racing-tuned, hot hatch with a quasi-convertible top, too. Though you'll never buy one (legally) on our shores, you can get the lowdown on ju ...
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Next-Gen Nissan Titan Destined for Detroit, We Detail Its Clever New Diesel Engine

Oct 28 2014 12:28pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Almost 12 years ago, Nissan showed up at Detroit’s hometown auto show with a direct challenge to the Big Three: its first full-size truck, the Titan. Even if that truck barely registers as competition today—though it does have a pretty bitchin’ name—Nissan hasn’t been deterred from repeating the stunt with the second-generation truck. The 2016 Titan will make its debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show, according to a Nissan spokesman. We alread ...
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Please Rescue This REPU

Oct 27 2014 2:33pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

The Mazda REPU is a strong contender for the worst idea in automotive history: a pickup truck (which benefits from low-end torque) with a rotary engine (which has no low-end torque). Please save this o ...
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Car Reliability Is A Myth

Oct 27 2014 12:20pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Let me tell you the story of two cars: the original Mazda RX-7 and the Mazda GLC. ...
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A Third Of Cars Need Suspension Fixes Every Year

Oct 25 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: Car Articles

The Audi RS6 and Mercedes R-Class are more likely to suffer suspension damage than any other cars in the UK, according to a new study by Warranty Direct. Fiat’s six-seater Multipla and the Jaguar XK sports car are the next most vulnerable, with 29 and 28.5 percent of Warranty Direct customers claiming for damage to axle and suspension components on their cars annually. Deteriorating, potholed roads in winter and the proliferation of speed bumps increase the likelihood of suspension damage ye ...
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What Cars Are Included in the Takata Airbag Recall?

Oct 23 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

This week saw the latest expansion of airbag recalls that began 18 months ago from Japanese supplier Takata Corp. and is now linked to at least four deaths. As of today, the recall affects some 7.8 million vehicles in the U.S. from 10 automakers based in three continents. The bulk of them — 5 million — are from Honda. Takata issued a statement earlier this year that noted the incidents of airbag malfunction — where a faulty inflator can send met ...
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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 ...
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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 n ...
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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 tu ...
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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 overall 24.1 ...
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