The Wheel Deal

Fixing you up with life in the fast lane.
Posted: March 30th, 2011 | By Thomas Falkiner


Mazda has stripped their MX-5 Roadster bare to come up with this sylphlike GT edition. Built to compete within the exciting Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship that runs from March to November, the development team have burnt off all that unnecessary road-car fat to bring this racer’s weight down to an incredible 850 kilograms (lighter, in fact, than the firm’s previous 2009 MX-5 Superlight concept).

Acid-dipped and conforming to the most stringent of FIA regulations, it’s being powered by a heavily reworked two-litre engine that screams out an impressive 205 kilowatts worth of power at maximum attack. Mated to a slick-shifting six-speed sequential gearbox, all these trick modifications equate to a three-second zero-to-one-hundred sprint time and a maximum top speed of 257km/h. Mazda hope that this will be enough to give its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and Aston Martin Vantage GT4 rivals a good run for their on-track money.

MX-5 GT Interior

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