Last June, Mazda announced that it planned to bring a version of its new twin-turbo diesel engine to Grand Am series racing, and now the brand just released a studio photo of the race car.
The car will be powered by a 2.2-liter dual-stage diesel engine and will run in the GX class, which was created to allow new technology into the competition. Mazda will debut the car during the Rolex 24 Hours of Dayton next month where the brand will pursue it’s 24th class win in the American endurance classic.
Mazda took the win in both 2008 and 2010, but not since then. While official information isn’t available yet, the engine is expected to make more than 400 hp while sharing 60 percent of its components with the production engine slated for the Mazda6 later this year.