The Mazda MX-5 GT is a concept version of what a road-legal MX-5 GT race car would be like. It is basically an MX-5 on steroids, featuring massively buffed up fenders with enough room for larger wheels, a carbon aero kit with front and rear spoiler and diffuser, and above all a 205bhp normally aspirated 2.0-litre Mazda petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual. Sport suspension and a loud sport exhaust system complete the package.
Is Mazda going to make this car? That is left to be seen. In the meantime check out the car at the Goodwood FoS hill climb course:
Drivers for the Goodwood Festival of Speed are regular Mazda racers Mark Ticehurst and Owen Mildenhall and kart racer Jade Paveley, who at just 19 years-old, is one of the youngest drivers at the festival.
“This year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed we have a number of significant cars on the stand and contesting the hillclimb,” said Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda UK. “The MX-5 has been our best known car for 22 years and with the GT4 and GT Concept on show, we are demonstrating that this car can compete with the more expensive race and performance cars but still remain true to its roots of affordable motoring with a strong focus on the driving experience.