Mazda has dialed up the competition by unveiling its latest creation, a factory-backed SKYACTIV-D Smart Diesel-powered racecar that will make its debut at the Rolex 24 at Dayton in January.

Not content with merely winning the 2013 Grand-Am GX Manufacturers Championship, Mazda is now looking to return to the global racing stage by challenging the best North America has to offer. The last time was when it won 24 Hours Le Mans in 1991.

This new racecar makes Mazda the only OEM racing with a diesel machine. The SKYACTIV-D Smart Diesel race engine is a true production-based engine and carry-over from the development work done with the Mazda6 GX-class racing cars, with the engine being 51% stock by parts count and 63% stock by weight. This is a transparent demonstration of the quality, durability, performance, and reliability of Mazda’s powerplants.

And this kind of quality is exactly why our customers at Parks Mazda always seem to find just what they’re looking for. Will you?

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