Since the opening season of the series 2015, brands such as Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Volkswagen have been amongst the most important Touring Car Racing (TCR) brands. Now Mazda has finally joined the club, based on the Mazda 3 hatchback, with a new client racing car.
The Mazda 3 TCR presents extended fenders, an aggressive aero package, a huge rear wing and a lowered suspension on Volk Racing wheels, as opposed to the regular Mazda 3 hatchback. The turbocharged Inline-Four engine, combined with a sequential six speed paddle-shifted transmission that sends power to the front wheels will increase to 350 horsepower, almost double the power of the car it is made from.
The new hatch is engineered by the maker of MX-5 Cup car Long Road Racing and is eligible to compete in any of the 36 TCR worldwide championships. It will make its debut with the four-hour endurance race that will be part of the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January at the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.
The price is still unknown, but for the time being we can only hope that Mazda will produce a car to compete with Veloster N, Civic Type R and Golf GTI.