Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled its all-new RT24-P at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, which commenced on November 16.
Mazda RT24-P is a racing car that was developed to compete in the prototype class of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The name, Mazda RT24-P comes from Mazda Road to 24, a driver development program held in North America, and the â€œPâ€ stands for prototype. Moreover, the â€œ24â€ also refers to its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.
This 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine dubbed the Mazda MZ-2.0T was developed together with Advanced Engine Research (AER). It has been custom tuned for racing with a maximum output of nearly 600hp.
The RT24-Pâ€™s exterior features Mazdaâ€™s Kodo-Soul of Motion design. Mazda Motorsports North Americaâ€™s Director John Doonan said, â€œTo have a car which features Mazda design language at the top level of our motorsports program is meaningful for us as a brand.â€
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)