Mazda RT24-P

Mazda unveils color scheme for new racers

In early January, Mazda North America unveiled the official coloring of the Mazda RT24-P, its new racing car.

The RT24-P made its world debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. It’s a racing car that was designed to race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and has entered in the prototype class.

The name “RT24-P” comes from the Road To 24 program that Mazda US drivers use for training. The “P” stands for “prototype.”The “24” also refers to its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine.

This 2.0L engine was developed in collaboration with Advance Engine Research (AER) and is called the Mazda MZ-2.OT. It’s tuned for racing and puts out a maximum of 600hp. The exterior of the RT24-P uses the same “kodo” design concept as Mazda’s mass market models.

Mazda has now unveiled the official coloring of the TR24-P. One is Soul Red and the other is Machine Grey. They’ll make their debut at the Rolex 24 Daytona at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship January 29 and 30.

(Translated by Greg Scott)