Winding Road Racing has announced that it will build 10 or more new Spec MX-5 race cars for the 2020 season. These cars will be built to the specification announced in late August for the new Spec MX-5 v2 racer by Mazda Motorsports and Spec MX-5 Challenge.
“We plan to build at least 10 cars and are taking reservations for build slots now,” said Todd Therkildsen, Competition Services Manager, Winding Road Racing. “Our production process will begin in October ahead of the first delivery of new Spec MX-5 parts from Mazda Motorsports”, noted Therkildsen. New parts for 2020 include a Roush cylinder head and Mahle pistons, expected to deliver about 15hp more than the 2019 spec. Penske single-adjustable shocks, a hardtop and Toyo tires complete the major upgrades for 2020.
Update 10/31/19: Construction of chassis #207 has begun as shown below:
New builds begin with an un-raced, un-crashed, southern street car donor. This is stripped, a TIG-welded cage is added, and the interior is painted. The car is fully inspected and excessively worn or damaged parts are replaced. Street parts are replaced with race parts (a typical build has over 100 race upgrades). Safety equipment is added, and options such as data systems, driver cooling and graphics are added. A complete list of typical and optional parts utilized is available here.
New builds are priced starting at $36,023 until January 31, FOB Austin, TX. Beyond that base price, drivers will probably want to add some of the available options, which include data systems, radios, alternative seats, wheel sets and more.
To inquire about reserving a build slot contact Winding Road Racing.
An overview of the cars Winding Road Racing will build includes:
Roush/Mazda MZR engine with Roush cylinder head and Mahle pistons
Mazdaspeed cold air intake
Custom ECU tune
Mazdaspeed oil cooler/adapter
NGK Iridium racing plugs
6-speed transmission with Spec MX-5 ratios and racing upgrade
ACT Mazdaspeed clutch and pressure plate
Limited slip differential (from donor)
Penske single adjustable dampers
Penske mounting kits
Eibach springs, helper springs
Eibach sway bars
Eibach sway bar end links
Front camber bushing
Spec MX-5 bushing kit
PAGID Racing pads
Wheels and Tires
Mazda OEM MX-5 wheels (one set)
BFG Spec MX-5 test/shakedown tires
Water & wetter
Spec MX-5 SCCA and NASA compliant TIG-welded roll cage
Cage and interior paint
MPI halo seat, seat bracket
MPI steering wheel
NRG hub plus adapter
Lifeline AFFF mechanical pull fire system (4 nozzle)
WRR Spec MX-5 rear bulkhead
G-Force window net
WRR Spec MX-5 ballast system
Coated battery terminals
Fuel door pull
Front/rear tow hooks
Driver footwell grip tape
For more information, contact Winding Road Racing.