Find out about the life sized slot-car track being prepped by Mazda for the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Mazda will be telling Goodwood Festival of Speed attendees to "Relive your childhood motoring dreams," by playing with a life-sized Scalextric slot-car racing track. The track will be on display at the Japanese automaker's stand at the event.
"Mazda will certainly stand out from the crowd with a life-sized Scalextric track to celebrate 20 years of the MX-5, which is still the world's most popular roadster today," said Mazda UK managing director Jeremy Thomson. Several versions of the MX-5/Miata will be seen on the track, including the first model, introduced in 1990, the 1992 MX-5 California, and the 2000 MX-5 10th Anniversary model.
Attendees will also have the chance to drive a MX-5 road car up the Hill climb, or sit as a passenger in a MX-5 race car. The company will also bring the 995-kilogram MX-5 Superlight concept to the event for the design study's UK debut. Despite being stripped of weight, the concept has a disappointing 0-100 km/h sprint time of 8.9 seconds, due to an underpowered 125-hp (93-kW, 126-PS) 1.8-liter petrol engine.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed will run from July 1st to the 4th.