Mazda RT24-P Race Car Engine and Design Specs

Mazda Unveils New Prototype Race Car at 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Mazda RT24-P Race Car Engine and Design Specs

Mazda has a rich motorsports history, which is to be expected considering the thrilling driving experience that their production vehicles deliver. It is in this department where Mazda is able to push engineering and design to new limits, and they are doing so once again through the Mazda RT24-P prototype race car, unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Let’s take a look at its engine and design specs..

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Mazda MZ-2.0T Engine Specs

Those who have been following Mazda motorsports may be familiar with Mazda’s MZ-2.0T engine. The engine featured during the 2016 IMSA season, and it is back in this new prototype race car.

When powering the Mazda RT24-P, this power plant is capable of putting out roughly 600 horsepower. It is a four-cylinder engine that also contains a turbocharger, and knowing Mazda, the car is bound to be relatively light weight too.

Mazda RT24-P wheel arch design
Mazda RT24-P cockpit view

Mazda RT24-P Design Feature Photo Gallery

Mazda RT24-P with rear spoiler designWhat really makes this new prototype race car stand out is its implementation of the KODO design language. This is the same design DNA found on Mazda’s current production lineup as well. The design will debut at the race track for the first time at the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona in July 2017.

The Mazda RT24-P implements this design language by using sleek body contours, as well as containing Mazda’s five-point grille design, albeit in a smaller variation than the production models. Using such design features, the race car achieves the goal of creating a car that appears to be in motion and in action even when at a standstill.

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Should any additional news come out about the Mazda RT24-P race car and its engine or design specs, you’ll find the details here on the Mazda of Lodi blog. Be sure to follow Mazda motorsports to see this new race car in action.