Mazda 3 has faced so many changes during years. It has experienced many upgrades, face lifts, engine upgrades and much more. The last version of this car was turbocharged one. But before this one also, Hiroshima-based automaker announced the unveiling of a sportier Mazda 3. This hatchback, Mazda3 TCR, was aimed to participate in the TCR-sanctioned championship around the world. But what really predictable is, is the unpredictability of events
A shocking news that grassroots motorsports published some days ago, shows that we won’t see Mazda3 TCR. This news shows that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mazda’s base in USA, which was in charged to design and build TCR, has canceled the program completely. As the Mazda USA’s Director, Communications & Experiential Marketing, Emily Taylor said:
“Given the recent conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has elected to cancel the development program for the Mazda3 TCR car. We thank all our fans and partners for their continued support for Mazda Motorsports.”
COVID-19 has really overshadowed the whole world and limited the humanities desires and needs. It has also influenced so many industries as well as Auto industry.so this cancelation is quite understanding.by the way we should see the bright side too.
Now, USA and also other markets around the world have their turbocharged road-going Mazda3. This engine can be fed an 87-octane or 93-octane fuel to breath. This 2.5-liter turbo four-banger with 87-octane can produce 227 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque (420 Nm) and also with other fuel it has 250 hp output and delivers via the four wheels system 320 lb-ft to the wheels.
To sum up, we can’t see one of the Mazda3 TCR, but we have a Mazda3 turbocharger. For the sedan type, this car costs 29,900. The car with its hatchback has the expensive tag, $30,900.