Scheduled to make its racing debut at the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, the Mazda RT24-P will compete in the top level of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under Daytona Prototype international (DPi) rules.
Differing from an LMP2-class vehicle - which uses a standard body, V8 engine, and a chassis from one of four suppliers - the RT24-P uses Mazda's own bodywork and powertrain.
Powering the RT24-P will be powered by the company's MZ-2.0T turbocharged inline four-cylinder racing engine.
Mazda says the unit produces around 600hp (447kW), more than the 5.9-litre V12 in the recently-revealed Aston Martin Vanquish S.
The RT24-P is named after the Mazda Road to 24 driver development program, which provides scholarships to help championship-winning drivers progress from the grassroots level to the upper categories of professional racing.
Meanwhile, the '24' also corresponds to the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine, and the 'P' refers to the vehicle's Prototype class.
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