Mazda presents their latest beauty ready to go on the race track. Here is Mazda MX-5 GT version that is set to challenge Aston Martin, Porsche, Lotus, and BMW on the race track. This lightweight beauty will entry in the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship 2011.
Weights only 850kg, accelerates from 0-to-100kmph in just three seconds and hits a top speed of 260kmh.
Using Mazda’s gram strategy as the inspiration, the engineers tried to get its weight as low as possible.
Jota Sport examined every bolt and nut to reduce its weight and then match the power to the weight to give the lightest and the most powerful MX-5 ever built.
An important aspect of the build was to ensure the Mazda MX-5 still remains true to its roots: great handling, huge fun-to-drive and the ability to challenge bigger more powerful competition, but at an affordable cost. The Mazda GT car ticks all those boxes and is now set to demonstrate its challenger spirit on the track.
Jota Sport, the race engineering team that will run the cars in the 2011 series, took 400 hours to build the shell to a specification that ensured it was 17 times stronger than required by the FIA. During the development they faced a number of engineering challenges such as suspension adjustments, integrating the six speed sequential gearbox, and lowering the engine. Weight saving strategies such as, the removal of interior components, reducing component weight and dipping the shell in acid lost 15kg from the MX-5 race car.