There is no place like the world’s stage for an automaker to showcase the abilities and talents of their team and products. It was back in 1991 when the Japanese automaker Mazda entered the 24 Hours of LeMans for the 13th time in 18 years. Up until that point their best finish was in 7th place, something they managed to do twice, in 1987 and 1989. However in 1991 things were different; the race car was the al new four rotor 787B being driven by famed racing drivers Johnny Herbert, Volker Weidler and Bertrand Gachot. With the ex Formula One ace Jacky Ickx heading up the team, the mighty 787B managed to finish first at the end of the race twice around the clock, making Mazda the first Japanese automaker to earn an outright victory at the historic race.

2010 Mazda 2Evil Special Concept
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As a tribute to that car, Mazda has unveiled the Mazda 2Evil Special Concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The compact Mazda features the same significant number 55 and an equally wild Ceramic Grey metallic paint scheme complete with subtle motor sports inspired graphics just like the iconic Group C race car.

The Mazda 2Evil Special Concept features a few modifications to the body, consisting of a more aggressive front chin spoiler and a deeper rocker panels for improved aerodynamics and a lower overall stance, with a lower diffuser in the rear finishing off the ground effects package as well as a bolder rear spoiler mounted at the top of the hatch. Rounding out the compact Mazda 2’s sports inspired concept are a set of bright green 17 inch wheels wrapped in sticky Yokahama Advan tires.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

This concept is inspired by the weekend track car but one that can function equally well as an urban commuter. The body has been modified to show a more aggressive front spoiler and a deeper side rocker for improved aerodynamics and lower overall stance. A strong lower diffuser is added to enhance the rear proportion and more emphasis is placed on the exhaust tip. 

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The rear upper spoiler was redesigned for both additional downforce and a race appearance. The dynamic MAZDA2 body is finished in Ceramic Grey metallic with subtle motorsports inspired graphics. The graphics are finished off with the historic number 55, a tribute to the 1991 Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B race car. Wheels, mirrors and other details are accented in Spirited Green. To top it off, the performance and stance are enhanced with 17" wheels, 215/45/17 Yokahama Advan tires, lowered coil-over suspension provided by H&R and Magna performance exhaust.

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  (542) posted on 04.7.2010

Well special indeed, this is more like it. Lovely custom decals and paints, Mazda should also put this into production for sure many will buy it.

  (417) posted on 03.21.2010

Amazing hatchback but i guess the sedan version is way better due to the capacity of the trunk.

  (780) posted on 01.28.2010

@Pepe_Smith : yes, and it should be. A stock Honda Jazz can only run or have same speed as the beetle or the golf. But this Mazda 2 is tuned up so, obviously, it can beat a stock Jazz.

  (797) posted on 01.28.2010

Mazda should release this concept to the market rather than only on race track.

  (567) posted on 01.21.2010

At first look, it looks like a upgraded or customized version of Jazz, but I think mazda 2 is much faster than jazz.

  (612) posted on 01.14.2010

It’s seems the concept of this Mazda 2evil were more on the exterior modification. I like the matte design of this one and it’s eye-catching car but my concern on this one is, will they power up the engine of this concept?

  (807) posted on 12.17.2009

On the press release only, I’m truly hooked on this one. Although I don’t see any changes on their body design, which is too common, the way that they describe the car seems to be the best among the famous brand cars. But we will see what this baby car may do to amaze us.

  (780) posted on 12.7.2009

Mazda can make well-designed sports cars, but they still have to prove it on the race track. And that can happen with this new 2010 Mazda 2Evil Concept

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