Japanese automaker Mazda has priced the track-only GT4 version of the MX-5 at 150,000 pounds.
Developed by UK company Jota Sport, the Mazda MX-5 GT4 is a track-ready race car (not road legal) that is now available for those willing to pay 150,000 pounds. Under its hood there’s a turbocharged version of the car’s regular 4-cylinider 2.0-liter engine that pumps out more than double the standard 158 hp (117 kW / 160 PS) and is linked to a 6-speed paddle-shift sequential gearbox. The car features an adjustable traction control and a racing clutch, while the stopping power is provided by the AP Racing brakes.
This MX-5 GT4 features carbon fiber doors, rear wing, along with front & rear diffuser, while the stock glass window is replaced with polycarbonate and the interior features a carbon fiber dashboard. Thanks to these weight-saving measures, the race car weighs 175 kg (385 lb) less than the standard model so it has a curb weight of only 1,000 kg (2204 lb).
While the stock MX-5 which can do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 7.6 seconds, this GT4 version needs just 3 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 160 mph (257 km/h). Since it meets the FIA racing regulations, the vehicle features a roll cage, fire extinguisher along with other mandatory safety equipment.