Mazda MX-5 GT Concept going to Goodwood this weekend
Mazda has announced that they will be attending the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend and will have a special Gran Tourismo concept car based on the 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
The MX-5 GT is a tweaked version of the standard 2.0-liter inline four cylinder Miata with a six speed manual transmission. Jota Sport has added a stiffer, adjustable suspension, slick race tires, a sport exhaust, and tuning to the stock engine to push it to 205 horsepower.
Several exterior visual upgrades include the two center-exit exhaust sticking out below the larger rear diffuser, body color roll hoops, an aero kit and spoiler in carbon black including side skirts and a front splitter. A bright orange paint job on the metal panels set off by black hardtop and wheels finishes the racy look of this GT. Inside, Recaro seats and bigger bolsters are fitted along with several carbon fiber trim pieces to lighten the load.
The MX-5 GT will take the Goodwood run this weekend, making the famous hill climb in the First Glance category with other concepts. Interestingly, it will race another Jota Sport version of the MX-5, this one a GT4 - the world's fastest Miata with a 3 second 0-60mph time.