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Thursday, August 21, 2014

This is the Hiroshima's new pride

Almost all car manufacturers around the world have a research division that develops racing cars. In addition for technology development purposes, can also increase the prestige of the brand through the racing arena, once proof of engines creations performance. No exception to the Hiroshima based auto manufacture, Mazda Motor Corporation.
Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D Racing, the car that competed in the Rolex Grand-Am GX Race in Atlanta, United States last year and is now on display at the Mazda Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1q1Gz6y)
In addition to the 787B model that has been a legend since it is the first Japanese brand to win the endurance race 24 hours of Le Mans in 1991, Mazda is now developing the Grand-Am GX Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D Racing series. The models that competed last year in the Rolex Grand-Am GX Race in Atlanta, the United States, is now on display at the Mazda Museum, in Hiroshima, Japan.
Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D Racing, the only participant car that uses a diesel engine in the Rolex Grand-Am GX Race in Atlanta, United States. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1q1Gz6y)
After years known as the car company that uses 'rotary' engine, by 2013 they are now relying on SKYACTIV-D engine for the Grand-Am GX Mazda6. In its fourth appearance in Atlanta Road Circuit, Georgia, United States, this car occupies the first and third position of the Grand-Am GX Race podium.

Keizo Okue, President Director of PT. Mazda Motor Indonesia, on Monday, August 18, 2014 says, "After being the only team that has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a rotary engine, Mazda has now become the only participant that uses a diesel engine in the prestigious turing race event like the Grand-AM GX Race."

"This is a very historic moment for the Mazda Motorsports's world, as we once again bring innovative technologies to the race track and demonstrate the performance, quality, durability and reliability of our brand," said Okue.

Although the use of more than 60 percent of the 250 mass production version engine parts which is embedded in the latest Mazda6. A four-cylinder engine SKYACTIV-D 2.2L turbo that is embedded on a race car is capable poured 400 hp of power at 5,000 rpm and maximum torque of 445lb-ft at 3,600 rpm. For the deduction its speed, Mazda collaborated with F1 brakes producers, Alcon with the brake kit products used are 4 piston monoblock 355 mm on the front and 4 piston 328 mm for the rear.

Mazda6 Car Racing using a combination of tubular chassis and double wishbone independent suspension. With a total weight of 1,111 kg, the car is quite nimble in maneuvering on the race track. "What is clear, can compete with the latest generation of engines for the new car is a very great feeling," said Okue further. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | OTOMOTIF]
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