Mazda is putting the finishing touches on the 2016 MX-5 Cup as a pair of prototypes recently started testing on the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Mazda is putting the finishing touches on the 2016 MX-5 Cup as a pair of prototypes recently started testing on the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Development will be spearheaded by Mazda SKYACTIV prototype racer Tom Long who will work hand-in-hand with the company and their engineers to finalize the specifications of the race car.  This will include evaluating seven tire manufacturers, eight brake suppliers and seven suspension kit partners to find the "optimal" combination for the Cup.

According to Long, "Testing the new MX-5 racer for the Global MX-5 Cup has been an incredible fit so far. The lightweight nimble chassis design, along with its increased power-to-weight ratio, makes this new platform balanced and a real thrill to drive."

If everything goes according to plan, Mazda will finalize the specifications and release pricing later this summer.

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