Tokyo will show a rally model based on the Mazda CX-5

Tokyo will show a rally model based on the Mazda CX-5

January 3, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The tuning project was executed in the style of the legendary Paris-Dakar race.

At the pending tuning auto exhibition, which will take its start on January 10 in Tokyo, a new development of the Nihon Automobile College will be presented. Tuners will present a rally project based on the first generation Mazda CX-5 crossover. The main modifications will be noticeable in the back of the auto-donor: the rear doors will be welded, and their glass will be replaced with metal panels, steel crossbars will be used instead of bumpers and the crossover will be equipped with a safety cage.

In addition, the rally prototype will acquire high-profile off-road tires from Toyo on composite wheels. Also, the tuners will replace the springs and shock absorbers, while the chassis of the car will rely on a supporting body. The engine of the model will remain native. Most likely, the future tuning project will not take part in these races, since it is more aimed at advertising the curriculum of the Automobile College.