Mazda has unveiled a new racing version of the Mazda3, called the Mazda3 TCR, which is going to hit the race track as part of the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, beginning with the four-hour Endurance Challenge that is part of the Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend of racing on January 26, 2020.
The Mazda3 TCR is based on the Mazda3 hatchback, but it gets a more aggressive body kit with wider fenders and a massive rear spoiler. Under the hood the Mazda3 TCR is powered by a 350 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s mated to a six-speed paddle-shifted transmission.
“TCR represents a great opportunity for us to showcase the new Mazda3 and provide our customers another avenue to race Mazda vehicles,” said Masahiro Moro, Chairman and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. “Some of our most important successes in IMSA and SRO TC Americas have been thanks to dedicated customers who chose to race with Mazda, and we hope the next generation of Mazda racers see the same potential in the Mazda3 TCR.”