The road-legal performance-orientated Mazda MX-5 GT concept will appear at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed this coming week.
Mazda intends to use this event to gauge public reaction to the concept car before deciding whether it will reach production.
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The original MX-5 GT is a modified race car which this year started competing in the British GT Championship under the GT4 class.
Like its racing counterpart the road-going GT is vastly different in styling compared to the standard MX-5 sports car currently found on the market. This is thanks to a striking aerodynamic body kit that includes front and rear carbon fibre splitters and a rear boot spoiler.
Under the bonnet MX-5 GT concept features a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol engine and a six-speed manual gearbox, again much like the racing version. However the engine output has been reduced from 315bhp down to 205bhp.
This is comfortably greater than the 157bhp found in the 2.0-litre petrol engine available with the standard MX-5 roadster.
Mazda hasn't revealed the performance figures for the MX-5 GT road car concept but its racing equivalent can cover the 0-60mph sprint in just three seconds and reach a top speed of 160mph.
Other modifications found on this concept include the sports suspension for improved handling and a sports exhaust with a central tailpipe, for improving airflow and to create a more appealing engine note.
The interior features Recaro sports seats and carbon fibre trim surrounding the onboard instruments.
The road-legal GT concept joins a long track record of special edition Mazda MX-5s. The most recent version until now, the Mazda MX-5 Venture, went on sale back in February 2012 limited to just 800 models in the UK.