Another Mazda GTR found for sale in Montreal, Canada, through myjapanesecars.com in mid 2016, with no price disclosed. This is one of 2,500 Mazda Familia GTR's produced in order to qualify Mazda for the World Rally Championship. The GT-R was only sold in Japan, but has been popular as an import around the world, particularly in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
The advertisement unfortunately gave little information about the cars condition, but most can be derived from the images.
For those that don't know these cars, they were essentially a road going rally prepped car. Some of the features of the GT-R included a 1.8l DOHC single turbo engine, producing 210BHP (154kw) from the factory. The engine is connected to a 5-speed manual transmission, a viscous LSD and a limited-slip 4WD system providing drive bias of 47% at the front, and 53% at the rear under static conditions. A substantial amount of work was done to the engine to bring it up to a competitive rally standard, and there are significant differences between the mechanicals in the GT-R and that in the Familia GT-X. For example, there is a larger ball bearing turbo, tougher engine mounts, larger sodium filled valves, revised profile hollow cams, ported exhaust manifold and re-mapped computer. The GT-R also received a significantly larger intercooler, revised sway bar, upsized brakes, faster steering ratio, strengthened gearbox and clutch, among other performance features. These items can assist in determining a genuine GT-R from the GT-X model.
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