The SKYACTIV®-D Racing Story — Diesel Road to Victory — Mazda Motorsports | Mazda USA
Follow the Mazda racing teams' road to victory as they debut all-new twin-turbo SKYACTIV®-D diesel-powered cars for the 2013 GX Grand-Am race season. Go behind the scenes at Speedsource R&D to witness the grueling preparation, testing and development required to transform an early-production Mazda6 into a race-ready, diesel-powered contender, and turn a trial season into a victorious season—in just four races. Learn more about the SKYACTIV®-D diesel engine [LINK TO: http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/videoController.action?op=playVideo&playlis tId=485DC4B7EAB238F2&videoId=cK5SQkEUBdo] Explore the 2014 Mazda6 [http://mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/displayPage.action?pageParameter=modelsMain&ve hicleCode=M6G]
SKYACTIV®-D Clean Diesel Engine — First Glimpse | Mazda USA
First on display at the Detroit Auto Show, Mazda's all-new clean diesel technology will debut at the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona. With a stock-block Mazda SKYACTIV®-D 2.2L diesel four-cylinder, and dual-stage turbocharged powerplants, Mazda is revolutionizing racing circuits with uncompromised performance, outstanding efficiency, lower emissions and the durability required of endurance racing.
Race-tuned Mazda SKYACTIV®-D Clean Diesel Engine—on the dyno! | Mazda USA
Here's a race-tuned Mazda SKYACTIV®-D clean diesel engine getting a quick Dyno workout. Prepped and tested by SpeedSource Race Engineering of Florida, the engine is due to kick asphalt in an all-new Mazda chassis in GRAND-AM Road Racing's new GX class in the Rolex Sports Car Series competition during the 2013 season. That whine you hear at around :15 is the two-stage turbocharger spooling up. What you can't hear are all the other manufacturers who were defeated on the track by rotary-equipped Mazdas sobbing at the thought of a new race engine from Mazda. Sorry, we can't tell you the horsepower or torque numbers yet, but you can learn more about the SKYACTIV®-D clean diesel engine here: http://youtu.be/cK5SQkEUBdo
2014 Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D Grand Am Race Car from Rolex 24 at Daytona
Recently Mazda rolled out 3 new cars to compete in the Grand Am Race Car Series. These 2014 Mazda6 Sedans are powered by SKYACTIV Diesel engines. At the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, John Doonan Director of Mazda Motorsports, gives us some insights into campaigning a new set of race cars at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. According to Mr. Doonan: "Anyone that knows Mazda knows we dream big. Certainly the launch of the SKYACTIV Clean Diesel race engine in the 2014 Mazda6 at the Rolex 24 was an example of that. The results at the end of the race are not what we had hoped for, but we are part of a development project with this engine as well as with this new platform. We learned a lot and unfortunately the same issue happened with all 3 of the engines. This is common when developing a new race car. You can hone in on that particular issue and solve it going forward." "We are very excited about the next step. We go to Austin Texas for the Circuit of the Americas in just under a month for the next round. Hopefully we will have solved all the issues and there will be some track testing between now and then to give it a go and make sure we are prepared to continue the development process and prove the reliability of this diesel package." See More Car Videos http://www.autobytel.com/car-videos/ Join Our Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/autobytel