Jul 11, 2012 update to the Mazda Mazdaspeed3 project car

Passing the Keys

Oh, what a feeling it is to have so much torque underfoot.

Todd, a friend of GRM, flew down from Chicago to buy our Mazdaspeed3 project car. Coming from a Mazda RX-8, he giggled at the incredible torque this car delivers. A proper four-door was on the shopping list right as this car went on sale. With a thumbs-up from his wife, he hopped a plane for Daytona Beach.

After a night in town, he hit the road for Chicago at 5 a.m. Zero patience for left-lane hoggers—aided by the ‘speed3’s excellent top-gear acceleration—along with short stops and a bit of determination got him home before midnight. He’s going to see if his RX-8 snow tires will fit; we wish him luck in those brutal Chicago winters. We’re glad this car is going to a good home.

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Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Dork
7/11/12 9:41 a.m.

Todd, a friend of GRM, flew down from Chicago to buy our Mazdaspeed3 project car. Coming from a Mazda RX-8, he giggled at the incredible torque this car delivers. A proper four-door was on the shopping list right as this car went on sale. With a thumbs-up from his wife, he hopped a plane for Daytona Beach.

After a night in town, he hit the road for Chicago at 5 a.m. Zero patience for left-lane hoggers—aided by the 'speed3's excellent top-gear acceleration—along with short stops and a bit of determination got him home before midnight. He's going to see if his RX-8 snow tires will fit; we wish him luck in those brutal Chicago winters. We're glad this car is going to a good home.

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pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
7/11/12 10:42 a.m.

Great deal on a great car. Consider me jealous.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy PowerDork
7/11/12 1:31 p.m.

cool, I hope to see it around the Chicago area (of course, we are a big city and I might NOT ever see it)

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
7/11/12 1:39 p.m.

Boy am I gonna miss that thing, but it does my heart good to know it continues to spread joy wherever it leaves thick, black stripes on the road.

jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
7/11/12 2:24 p.m.

Is this worse than selling your Corvette FRC?

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