Mazda MX-5 Feast for 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Mazda is preparing to offer a complete experience for the visitors of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the Japanese carmaker’s campaign debuting tomorrow, at the Goodwood Moving Motor Show.Mazda will offer fans the possibility to drive the MX-5 model up the famous Hill climb, with the MX-5 race car offering passenger rides.

The Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept that you see in the adjacent picture will make its UK debut at Goodwood, taking part in the Supercar run. The vehicle, which has been unveiled at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, has been created to showcase the automaker’s technology.

It makes extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum, tipping the scales at 995 kg (144 kg lower that the production MX-5) and is powered by a 125 hp 1.8 liter MZR engine.

The company had also prepared a real-world-sized Scalexic track to celebrate the MX-5’s 20th anniversary. The track will feature all the generations of the roadster.

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 Jeremy Thomson, managing director for Mazda UK, explaining the concept behind the Goodwood show stand.

The automaker will also celebrate its motorsport heritage by displaying the 1st generation Le Mans Limited Edition MX-5 and the 3rd generation MX-5 endurance race car.

The current incarnations of the roadster will as well be present at Goodwood, with the MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition and the recently-introduced MX-5 Miyako Special Edition also being showcased.
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