RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

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RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby Brian » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:04 am

Exciting Day at SEMA Convention Yesterday as the Race ND was revealed along with news that new Spec Series for this car with be a GLOBAL series for the first time. What that means is same Spec rules and mods for all drivers in numerous countries....all competing for points and a chance to race the season finale at Laguna Seca Raceway.

YOUTUBE Video of the Press Conference at LINK below:
http://youtu.be/TeSjvhVNHzQ
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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby Brian » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:06 am

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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby Brian » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:08 am

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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby AZ Sun Lover » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:27 pm

Hmm, 2.0L motor and the wheels look bigger then 17x7 wheels or what came on the promo car.

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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby JonU » Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:38 pm

Where'd we get the 2.0L info from - did I mess something?
I was going to ask Brian if they let him look under the hood.
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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby Brian » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:20 pm

Actually a little birdie told me this mock up of the race car has just the 1.5 under the hood because that's all they had in the USA to use for the race car mock up....

But the actual race cars will be 2.0, and all the USA customer cars will be 2.0.
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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby DirtySanchez » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:29 pm

Based on the differential cover being different in shape, can we assume aftermarket NC differentials won't work on the ND? Just curious if I should hang onto my NC's OS Giken or not.... :-)
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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby Va MX5 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:32 pm

It sounds like they are going to be offering fully race ready cars directly from Mazda, is that correct?
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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby Brian » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:48 pm

Va MX5 wrote:It sounds like they are going to be offering fully race ready cars directly from Mazda, is that correct?


I expect it will be as it has always been with Spec Miata..... you can buy the Spec Package bits from Mazda MotorSports....and then YOU do your own install.
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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby Brian » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:50 pm

AZ Sun Lover wrote:Hmm, 2.0L motor and the wheels look bigger then 17x7 wheels or what came on the promo car.

AZ


Tire looked to be just 205mm wide, so likely just 17x7 but car is lower and that makes it look better, more aggressive, and perhaps the offset more aggressive too.
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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby skeeler » Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:51 pm

Brian wrote:
Va MX5 wrote:It sounds like they are going to be offering fully race ready cars directly from Mazda, is that correct?


I expect it will be as it has always been with Spec Miata..... you can buy the Spec Package bits from Mazda MotorSports....and then YOU do your own install.


Mazda has said that they are doing things differently with the new series, and that the only way to ensure all the cars are equal is for them to be provided by a single supplier. It sounds to me like Mazda or some deputized race house will be building all the cars.
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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby Brian » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:09 pm

I am happy to say You are correct, listening to my own video again John Doonan explains essentially that Factory turn-key is indeed the best way to do it, and the ONLY way to prevent 'creative engineering' that has been such a problem for Spec Miata (and was the subject of an email regarding current Spec Miata that they sent us all today). So it sounds like that will mean we can order the race car... with everything sealed including the motor. That also explains a comment he said to me after about the customer street cars being available many months before the race cars.
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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby AZ Sun Lover » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:36 pm

Brian wrote:
AZ Sun Lover wrote:Hmm, 2.0L motor and the wheels look bigger then 17x7 wheels or what came on the promo car.

AZ


Tire looked to be just 205mm wide, so likely just 17x7 but car is lower and that makes it look better, more aggressive, and perhaps the offset more aggressive too.


Thanks for the reply Brian.

Looks like there will be a few NC race cars for sale here shortly if Mazda going to be selling turn key race cars.

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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby MalcolmD637 » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:20 pm

No hardtop required based on what is shown.
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Re: RACE ND Reveal at SEMA

Postby skeeler » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:31 am

No hard top allowed, just like the current MX-5 Cup.
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