Does Mazda make the prettiest modern endurance racer? | Norton Way Mazda

Does Mazda make the prettiest modern endurance racer?

The talents required of the drivers and the cars to last 24 hours, as appose to just an hour or so, are incredible. This means the cars tend to look pretty awesome too and we believe Mazda's RT24-P is a thing of pure beauty. Mazda prove that this class of car does not have to be so bulky and unattractive like some past manufacturers have created. The RT24-P will compete in America's endurance championship under a new team - Mazda Joest - which sees the new addition of British drivers Oliver Jarvis and Harry Tincknell who have plenty of Le Mans experience between them. They are here for the full 2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season and will make their Mazda race debuts at the world famous Daytona 24 Hours on the 27th-28th January.

Mazda’s modern twice-round-the-clock racer looks gorgeous but unfortunately doesn't compare to it's rotary ancestor - revving to a mere 8,500rpm - but at least it looks great! In true Mazda style, KODO: Soul of Motion Design language is incorporated in this car. The grille replicates something of the road cars and the curves and bold stance definitely keep in theme with the KODO design. The car debuted last season, and has seen chassis, aero and engine upgrades for 2018, as well as some weight saving measures.

The first race for these Brits is at the end of this month, at the Daytona 24 Hours in Florida. With Joest backing, there’s every chance the RT24-P will race as well as it looks.