Mazda MX-5 GT Race Car Unveiled

Mazda has unveiled a GT version of the Mazda MX-5 that will race in the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship 2011.

The MX-5 GT is going to take on Aston Martin, Porsche and BMW with a total weight just over 1,700 pounds and a 275-hp 2.0L engine that is mated to a six-speed sequential paddle-shift transmission. That combination is good enough for 0-60 mph in three seconds and a top speed of 160 mph.

Carbon fiber doors and polycarbonate windows help keep the weight down. The Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship is this weekend, March 26th.

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