Slot This: Mazda Building Life-Size Slot Car Track With Real MX-5s

OK, so Mazda’s display at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed won’t be nearly as insane as Cummins’ custom Mini, but it will certainly be fun. To help celebrate 20 years of the MX-5 Miata, the Japanese automaker plans on building a life-size slot car track using real MX-5s.

The figure-eight course is designed to resemble an oversized Scalextric set, and features two lanes of travel. Mazda hasn’t indicated if the track will actually be functional, but it has revealed it plans on representing all three generations of the MX-5 on the track. Cars at hand will include an original 1990 MX-5, a 1992 California Special Edition model, a 1991 Le Mans victory edition model, a 1999 10th Anniversary model, and an MX-5 endurance racer.

If that’s not enough to appease the Zoom-Zoom faithful, they can also ogle the new Miyako 20th Anniversary Edition, which was recently launched for the U.K. market. We’re betting more will choose instead to stare at the MX-5 Superlight concept shown at the 2009 Frankfurt motor show, and bemoan the fact there’s little chance the stripped-down roadster will ever make it into production.

Source: Mazda


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