Light­weight and lively

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

FAST Mazda? The ul­tra-light MX-5 GT, which will race in the Bri­tish En­durance Cham­pi­onship this sea­son, has a top speed of 160mph and a 0-60mph time of three sec­onds. The cars, built and raced by Jota Sport, have a 275bhp en­gine and six-speed se­quen­tial gear­box. Weight re­duc­tion in­cluded 15kg by dip­ping the body in acid, with a race weight of 850kg – more than 300kg less than a road car. The shell is still 17 times stronger than race re­quire­ments. Heav­ier ri­vals in­clude Porsche and Aston Martin.

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