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Mazda RT24-P

Sure, the Mazda RT24-P race car isn’t street legal, but it has a tiny engine that pumps out more horsepower than many supercars. That’s right, it’s powered by a MZ-2.0T, which is basically a 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates a whopping 600-horsepower. This vehicle will compete under Daytona Prototype International (DPI) rules in the prototype class, the top level of the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship. “Kodo design is at the heart of any vehicle that carries a Mazda badge, and that is very evident in the design of the 2017 prototype. We considered the two main parameters of designing a successful race car for this series: aerodynamic performance and the new-for-2017 technical regulations. working with multimatic’s aerodynamicist and engineers, we discovered that applying the kodo design philosophy to the surfaces and the silhouette of the car enabled us to create a dynamic, purposeful-looking design and a very aerodynamically efficient one,” said Ken Saward, Senior Manager of Design at Mazda Americas. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of 25 airbag rainbow explosions in 4K.

Mazda RX-Vision

The Mazda RX-Vision concept has just been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s a stunning front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car powered by a next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine. It features the familiar classic long-hood andshort rear-deck proportions. “Rotary engines feature a unique construction, generating power through the rotational motion of a triangular rotor,” according to Mazda. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

If Batman drove a Mazda, it would definitely be the Furai (means the sound of wind). This beast is based on the Courage Competition C65 Le Mans Prototype and powered by a new generation 20B 3-rotor wankel engine that outputs 450bhp horsepower (340 kW). Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading to see a frozen pool diving stunt gone wrong.

In this clip, you’ll see a demo of an Arduino-linked web server, connected to a Mazda RX-8 that’s controlled by the iPod Touch — “it can be started, stopped, locked/unlocked [and] current location shown on Google Maps, [with] engine parameters displayed.” Video after the break.

With this setup the user can now open doors, start the engine, monitor all of the car stats such as RPM and if that isn�t enough you can even see where the car is on a Google map.

[via Hackedgadgets]

The futuristic Mazda Kiyora “features components that are being developed at Mazda for use in the near future � like a next-generation 1.3-litre DISI* engine, a new automatic transmission, and a rigid and lightweight bodyshell for very high fuel efficiency and low emissions.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Mazda Kiyora is a small, friendly concept car designed to meet the needs of young urbanites and indicates the direction Mazda could take with a car this size in the future � especially in terms of technology.

[via Jalopnik]

Mazda Concept

Can’t get enough of the Mazda Furai? Then we’ve got a brand new clip for your viewing enjoyment — a music video of sorts. Continue reading to see this Mazda concept in-action. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Introduced earlier on this year at the Detroit Auto Show, the Mazda Furai is a purpose built race car based on a Courage C65 chassis and tri-rotor renesis engine.

[via Nihoncar]

Finally, the Mazda Furai shows off its wares on a US track: the Burtonwillow circuit. Just to recap, it’s powered by a “450-hp, three-rotor Wankel juiced by E100 Ethanol” and built on the ALMS Courage C65 chassis. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

We’ve already seen video of the Furai testing at a track in Japan, and now we get to experience what its like inside during a few hot laps around the Buttonwillow circuit.

[via Autoblog]

Mazda’s 2009 RX-8 features a restyled front fascia, upgraded exhaust, 232hp two-rotor RENESIS engined mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, and a stiffened chassis. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

The real news, however, is the optional R3 package for the RX-8. This includes the rear spoiler, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, side sills and fog lamps. The stock seats are swapped out for stunning thrones from Recaro and Bilstein was tapped by Mazda to provide the shocks

[via Autoblog]

A couple leaked shots of the 2012 Mazda RX-9 have just surfaced. This vehicle will reportedly feature a “Wankel powerplant of somewhere around 1.8 liters, and be more oil and fuel efficient than the current generation.” Click here for one more picture.

Power would make it to an unidentified number of wheels via a dual-clutch 6-speed transmission and limited-slip diff

[via Autoblog]