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Meet the Mazda3 TCR Race Car

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Mazda3 TCR
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With the all-new Mazda3 TCR race car, Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion artistic philosophy truly shines. Based on the familiar, beloved 2019 Mazda3 hatch, this race car was designed with both form and function in mind. The team in Irvine, California worked hard to sculpt a car that boasted clean, expressive lines while also complying with the stringent TCR regulations. The result is an aerodynamic car that not only looks great, but drives like a dream. Then again, would you expect anything less from Mazda?

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About the Mazda3 TCR

While the regular Mazda3 boasts a 186-horsepower 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G four-cylinder engine, the TCR model has some more pep in its step. The race car is packing a turbocharged four-cylinder mill that unleashes 350 horsepower.

The director of Mazda Motorsports, John Doonan, expressed that the Mazda3’s fine-tuned engineering and eye-catching design made it an ideal starting point for the new Mazda3 TCR.

Long Road Racing brought the Mazda3 TCR to life, and this crew is no stranger to Mazda Motorsports. Their track record includes the iconic Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car.

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Hitting the track

Thanks to its TCR-compliant design, the Mazda3 TCR can take part in any of 36 TCR-sanctioned races. For now, though, the new car will debut on January 26, 2020, at the four-hour-long Endurance Challenge. That’s a segment of the Rolex 24 portion of the Daytona Weekend of Racing.

“We have looked forward to returning to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for several seasons, and everyone at Mazda is very excited that we will do just that in 2020. We are eagerly anticipating success for the Mazda3 TCR in IMSA, SRO Americas and in TCR championships around the world,” Doonan said.

Source: Mazda