This Is What The Prototype Racer Of The Future Will Look Like


[Editor’s note: There’s been a lot of talk about how Tudor United SportsCar’s P2 class will look in the future. What kinds of cars will run in TUSC’s highest prototype class, and how will P2s relate to LMP2s at Le Mans? This write-up from Racer is perhaps the clearest summary of what’s being considered yet, so enjoy.… »7/03/15 4:00pm7/03/15 4:00pm


Why Did Mazda's Second Prototype Disappear This Weekend?

Mazda originally planned to test out its gas engine in the number 70 car this weekend, but we never really saw that car. It hasn’t been out setting times or doing much of anything. Simply put, it’s not ready for primetime yet, so they’re sticking to the number 07 diesel for now.
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Bye, Bye, Diesel: Mazda's United SportsCar Prototype Is Getting Gassy

We loved the Mazda6 Diesel race car that started off in Grand Am’s class for alternative fuels. It’s a diesel! So weird and quirky! Yeah! We even loved hearing that the diesel engine would live on in a United SportsCar P2 prototype. Unfortunately, that P2 has just been slow, so it’s time for a gas-powered engine swap.
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Talks Continue On 2017 Spec Prototype Chassis

Plans to create a global spec prototype for 2017 continue to take shape, according to Scot Elkins IMSA's VP, Competition and Technical Regulations. The concept, which is in its formative stages, would provide a single chassis that would accept a variety of engines and possibly body styles that would do away with the… »4/22/14 6:04pm4/22/14 6:04pm

ProDrive's P2 Gets The Top Gear Sub Four Second Treatment

The gents over at BBC Two's bestest automotive show in the British empire had some fun this week driving ProDrive's two-seater named the P2. We saw this little deuce coupe with a kick back in January and if you remember, it's based on the Subaru Impreza STi's engine and four-wheel drive system — with some fun stuff… »6/05/06 8:00am6/05/06 8:00am

Prodrive to Show Subaru-Based Project Car at Autosport Show

Motorsports development firm Prodrive will show its P2 project car — developed at the company's Banbury and Warwick shops — at the Autosport International show in the UK next month. The two seater, which is based on Subaru's R2 minicar, sports the powertrain of an Impreza STi WRX, including engine, transmission and… »12/13/05 8:57am12/13/05 8:57am