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2014 Mazda Skyactiv Prototype looks ready for Daytona

Published by Mazda Blogs on January 17th, 2014

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2014 Mazda Skyactiv Prototype

With less than two weeks before the Mazda Skyactiv Prototype makes its race debut at the 2014 Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Japanese Zoom-Zoom brand brought its diesel-powered racer to the floor of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

The red prototype marks Mazda’s return to prototype racing, and will campaign the inaugural Tudor United SportsCar Championship using a 2.2-liter, SkyActiv-D diesel engine. With 451 horsepower on tap and 580 pound-feet of torque, the racer should stand up well against a field of gas-powered competitors.

Should the Skyactiv win Daytona, it’ll be a coup for Mazda. The racer is running an engine with over 50 percent of its parts drawn from the oft-delayed production Skyactiv-D. Head up top for our full gallery of images of the new Skyactiv Prototype. The 2014 Rolex 24 will be run from January 25 to 26.

2014 Mazda Skyactiv Prototype looks ready for Daytona originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda6 Skyactiv-D Racecar ready to bring diesel to Grand-Am

Published by Mazda Blogs on January 15th, 2013

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Mazda6 Skyactiv-D Racecar - live at Detroit Auto Show reveal

It may not be quite as radical as some of the company’s past rotary racers, but the new Mazda6 Skyactiv-D racecar does have a notable powertrain underhood: the automaker’s brand-new clean diesel four-cylinder engine.

Three of these new diesel-powered Mazda6 racers will take to the track in the Grand-Am GX class of the upcoming 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 26, with five drivers on each team. The car you see above, number 70, is sponsored by Mazda’s longtime motorsports partner, SpeedSource.

Check out our full gallery of high-res images live from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show above and feel free to read through the related press release from Mazda below.

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Mazda6 Skyactiv-D Racecar ready to bring diesel to Grand-Am originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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