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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup Car: SEMA Show – Video

On sale since 1989, the Mazda MX-5 Miata is the best-selling sports car in history. It’s also the most-raced sports car in history, boasting several variants designed specifically for drivers interested in track time. The latest is the 2016 MX-5 Cup Car, which Mazda unveiled at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Developed as an affordable, turn-key, ready-to-race platform for global competition, the MX-5 Cup Car can race in eight different Sports Car Club of America racing classes. For drivers who would rather convert a street Miata to race-ready “spec Miata” status, the automaker offers all the parts to do it: from a cold-air intake to a roll cage, an exhaust and a suspension kit.

In addition to its status as a race-ready track car, the Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup Car is an integral part of the Mazda SportsCar Racing Academy — a comprehensive program designed for developing race drivers. That makes the Cup Car multi-talented: an affordable, ready-to-race sports car that can also be used to help drivers learn the ropes on a race course.

Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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