Mazda is known globally for the engineering and design excellence of its vehicles, and the new ‘RT24-P’ prototype is no exception. the bodywork of the race car was developed by mazda designers utilizing the ‘kodo-soul of motion’ design philosophy. kodo represents the instant that energy becomes motion, such as the muscular beauty as an animal pounces; or a human leaps into action. the ‘kodo’ design cues on the ‘RT24-P’ include the sleek body contours and the five-point mazda grille.
the new mazda ‘RT24-P’ race car was unveiled at the 2016 los angeles auto show, ushering a new era in the prominent history of mazda motorsports’ endeavors in north america. the new car will compete under daytona prototype international (DPI) rules in the prototype class, the top level of the IMSA weathertech sportscar championship. after significant on-track testing, it will make its racing debut at the 2017 rolex 24 at daytona in late january 2017.
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