Mazda Prototype Race Team to Use MZ-2.0T Engines

The two-car Mazda Prototype race team recently announced that it will be powered by the new gasoline-fueled MZ-2.0T engine this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The engine earned its name for its configuration: ‘MZ’ refers to Mazda, ‘2.0’ references its 2-liter capacity and the ‘T’ is a nod to the turbocharger. John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports North America, said: “We gained immense knowledge from three years of racing a stock-block diesel engine. That knowledge will improve the next generation of Mazda diesel engine. But, with the impending rule changes in 2017, a purpose-built racing engine was our best choice to reach our long-term goals and contend for race wins and championships. After extensive testing, the MZ-2.0T is not only very fast, but reliable as well.”

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