Following an announcement made at the end of last month, Mazda has revealed a race version of the all-new MX-5 set to compete in a global cup racing series.

Following an announcement made at the end of last month, Mazda has revealed a race version of the all-new MX-5 set to compete in a global cup racing series.

Those who feel the regular 2016 MX-5 doesn’t look manly enough will surely appreciate its race-spec sibling which will enter the track for the 2016 season. It will compete in a newly established Global Cup series that will take part in North America, Europe and Asia, with the season ending with a Global Shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA.

Technical specifications have not been provided but at least we know the cars will be powered by a four-cylinder 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G engine. All the details will be announced sometime next year after Mazda will finalize all the specs such as tires, suspension, powertrain, safety as well as the necessary equipment and technical partners for their track-only Miata.

As a final note, all vehicles will be commercialized as "ready to race" by a single supplier, representing a first time for Mazda.

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