Mazda at SEMA
Mazda 2 "Evil Track"
Mazda MX-5 "Super 20"
4th November, 2010
Mazda’s product line-up of passenger cars, sports cars
and cross-overs offers consumers a choice for their transportation needs. Showcasing the depth and
breadth of the brand, Mazda will display a slew of products, each one demonstrating Mazda’s
aftermarket capability and potential.
“The versatility of Mazda vehicles is extraordinary. With just minor modifications to a stock
Mazda, it can be ready for the track or a car show,” said Derek Jenkins, director design, MNAO.
“Our SEMA cars demonstrate this ability; taking a vehicle from the dealership and making it a truly
The newest member to the product line-up is the Mazda 2. With fuel economy and an affordable price
tag, the 2011 Mazda 2 sub-compact is 'Zoom-Zoom' in its most concentrated form. Mazda 2 is a car that
only the engineers at Mazda could have made. It was designed and engineered from scratch to be a pure
Mazda, offering the sort of driving experience that could only come from the company that developed
the timeless MX-5 two-seat roadster, and it brings a combination of athletic design and dynamic
performance to the sub-compact class. Mazda Design Americas took two Mazda 2s and developed a street
car and a track car.
Mazda 2 Evil Track
The Mazda 2 Evil Track car was envisioned as a fully equipped car for series racing with all
required safety equipment to meet SCCA and NASA competition regulations. This iteration was inspired
by the Mazda 2 Evil concept which debuted at the Los Angeles Motor Show in 2009. The Mazda 2 Evil
Track car has an enhanced motor sport aesthetic achieved through Mazda race-inspired graphics and
The Mazda 2 Evil Track car is equipped with a Mazda Design aero body kit, including side skirts,
front and rear air-dam and carbon fibre rear spoiler. Modifications include H&R race suspension
and coil over kit, AWR full custom safety cage, Sparco Circuit pro seat, steering wheel, safety
harness and fire system, AIM MXL Pista data acquisition system, race-tuned Magna-flow exhaust, 949
6UL 15x9 lightweight wheels and 225/45/15 Hoosier race tyres.
MAZDA 2 Street
The Mazda 2 Street is a streetwise, urban sport inspired version of the Mazda 2. This new tougher
street version is reinforced visually by using smaller diameter light weight 949 6UL 15x9 wheels and
wide profile Toyo Proxes RA-1 R-compound tyres. The aesthetic enhanced through the use of a light
grey, superfine metallic body colour and matt graphic accents.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the MX-5 has been re-imagined with a darker, edgier attitude
in the MX-5 Super20. It’s a purposeful combination of street-tough style and motorsports-inspired
attributes. This third generation vehicle acknowledges the iconic first-gen iteration with
modifications such as a supercharged Cosworth engine, small diameter wheels, more substantial tyre
profile and wider guards.
A hardtop has replaced the soft-top and the interior stripped down and fitted with a roll-bar
lending a GT-inspired look and feel. The seats have suede seat inserts and channel stitching,
providing improved grip for the driver. Orange contrast stitching highlights the sporty seat profile
as well as providing a polished look throughout, coordinating with the exterior graphic treatment
which plays off the black and Storm Gray exterior.
Additional modifications include a DPTune reflashed ECU, Racing Beat 304-stainless steel header
and exhaust, ACT organic street clutch, MAZDASPEED coil-overs, Racing Beat hollow front and rear
anti-roll bars, MAZDASPEED shock tower brace, Power Slot slotted brake rotors, StopTech
DOT-compliant stainless steel brake lines and street performance brake pads, SpeedSource front
brake ducts, 16x9 Enkei RPF1 wheels wrapped with 245/45-R16 Toyo Proxes RA-1 R-compound tyres, 20
mm H&R Trak+ hubcentric bolt-on wheel spacers in the rear and 15 mm Sparco hubcentric wheel
spacers up front.
Mazda 3 Redline Time Attack
The Redline Time Attack Super Modified series is where you see the fastest road racing tuner
cars in the country. Full use of carbon/composite body panels, big 'wings', tyres and lots of
power are common. The fastest Super Modified class cars can run lap times faster than World
Challenge GT cars and are close to surpassing American Le Mans Series GT2 lap times – top speeds
at some tracks will surpass 180 mph.
The Mazda 3 Redline Time Attack car is a Super Modified (unlimited rules) class car with more
than 500 horsepower at the wheels from a highly modified 2.5-litre turbocharged MZR engine. It
features 280/650/18 Yokohama Advan Racing slick tyres on 18x10.5 Volk Racing TE-37 wheels.
Mazda 3 Turbo Sedan
A small team of designers and engineers at Mazda R&D in Irvine, California, decided to
have a little fun with a Mazda 3. The team took its knowledge of the Mazda parts bin and its close
relationships with MAZDASPEED Motorsports suppliers, looked in the mirror, and decided to build a
tuner car that shows its own vision of the Mazda 3.
The car is painted to mimic the Mazda 3 Time Attack race car, but in a more subdued Crystal
White Pearl base coat with soft grey tone graphics. The scheme is a modern twist on the famous
Renown graphics used on the Mazda 787B that won Le Mans in 1991. Exterior details, including
grille inserts, side mirrors, fog lamp bezels, the roof panel, and the formerly chrome interior
of the front lamps are all given a bright black paint treatment. Combined with tinted windows,
and dark red taillight lenses, the dark details tighten the car visually, emphasising the Mazda
3's taught, 'muscular' shape much like a tailored black suit on an athlete.
Wheels are forged aluminium 19x8-inch with 225/40-19 Bridgestone Potenza RE050A tyres
straight off the RX-8 R3.
The sedan was sent to Tri-Point Engineering for a boost in power, so they installed a turbo
kit utilising a rugged cast iron turbo manifold feeding a high-efficiency Garrett GT2871R ball
bearing turbo. At a mild 10 psi of boost, the 2.5-litre MZR engine is making well over 250
horsepower at the wheels. To handle this extra power, the front brakes were replaced with rotors
and callipers from a MAZDASPEED 3, while the rear rotors and callipers were sourced from a
Mazda 5. Double-adjustable coil-overs from KW Suspension, paired with a Tri-Point adjustable
rear stabiliser bar bring the handling back into harmony with the engine's higher output.
Grand-Am GT Mazda RX-8
The SpeedSource Grand Am GT Mazda RX-8 is based on a tube-frame chassis jointly developed by
SpeedSource and Riley Technologies, and powered by Mazda's three-rotor 20B Renesis rotary
engine. The 20B three-rotor engine is the cornerstone of Mazda's Grand Am GT RX-8 programme, and
based on the engine used in the RX-8 street car. With its compact size and light weight, the
rotary engine brings with it a vast history in sprint and endurance racing. Revving to over 9,000
rpm, the distinctive 20B rotary engine sounds like no other engine on the Grand Am ROLEX GT
The Mazda RX-8 dominated the 2010 Grand-AM GT season winning six of 12 races, and winning the
drivers, team, and manufacturers championship.
MX-5 Cup Car
The most road-raced car in the world - as well as being the best-selling two-seat roadster in
the world – the MX-5 Miata is no stranger to the track. The MX-5 Cup is a series that pits
similarly modified MX-5s together on the track. The MX-5 Cup car weighs just under 2,600 pounds
and features an authoritative 195-horsepower motor. The series was launched in 2006 and has since
enjoyed strong fields and close competition.
Engine Modifications: A MAZDASPEED cold air intake system is required.
Chassis Modifications: The only modification is the addition of the 3-piece front strut tower
brace that comes with the sport package.
Transmission/Final Drive Modifications: The stock six-speed gearbox is used by all cars.
Suspension/Steering Modifications: The MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development MX-5 Cup kit is
comprised of double adjustable shocks, specified springs and threaded-perch coil-overs. All cars
also run identical anti-roll bars and end links.
Brake System Modifications: Brakes must maintain stock brake rotor specifications.
Wheels: All cars run their choice of the stock alloy 17x7” wheels available on MX-5 Miatas.
Tyres: The series spec tyre is the BFGoodrich g-Force R1, size: 225/45/17.
Body Modifications: None
Safety Modifications: All MX-5 Cup cars run with full safety equipment, including an
eight-point rollcage that must be welded into the car. Other safety equipment includes a racing
seat, head/neck restraint, an electrical shut-off switch and an incorporated fire-extinguishing