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.
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