Mazda MX-5 GT Concept going to Goodwood Festival of Speed image

Mazda has recently announced that the MX-5 GT Concept will be officially presented to the public during the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, over the weekend.

According to the Japanese based automaker, the Mazda MX-5 GT Concept has been inspired by the MX-5 GT race program and the model has been made by the race specialists at Jota Sport.

The Mazda MX-5 GT is actually based on the hardtop Roadster Coupe model and it’s styling is very similar to the MX-5 Super20 which was officially revealed at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, last year.

“This year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed we have a number of significant cars on the stand and contesting the hillclimb,” said Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director, Mazda UK.

“The MX-5 has been our best known car for 22 years and with the GT4 and GT Concept on show, we are demonstrating that this car can compete with the more expensive race and performance cars but still remain true to its roots of affordable motoring with a strong focus on the driving experience.”

The Mazda MX-5 GT Concept is coming with some unique features like the prominent carbon fiber front splitter, the boot spoiler, the rear diffuser or the black alloy wheels wrapped in Falken performance tires.

Under the hood, the Mazda MX-5 GT Concept is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, which is now developing a total output of 205 HP from 158 HP. More details on the Mazda MX-5 GT Concept will be announced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the 28th of June.