Mazda Circuit Trial Mazda6 And RX-8 Photos Surface Online

Mike Stevens | Jan 8, 2009

Update: Mazda2 Circuit Trial image added.

The Mazda stand at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon is set to feature a series of track-ready ‘Circuit Trial’ concepts, with modified examples of the Mazda6, Mazda2, and RX-8 on display.

A good display is nothing if it isn’t paired with an appropriate theme, and Mazda’s ‘Driving-oriented environmental technologies for endless driving pleasure’ would seem to fit the bill for this particular show, if these photos of the Circuit Trial Mazda6 are anything to go by.


While there’s no information yet on what we can expect in the way of power, plenty can be inferred from the body kit, graphics, and shopping list of stickers running the length of the side skirts. Featuring prominent Japanese aftermarket parts manufacturers such as M’z Custom (Mazda Japan’s in-house tuning arm), 5Zigen, Recaro, Yokohama, Espelir, and Endless, the Circuit Trial Mazda6 is likely to be nothing if not a credible track-ready sedan.


Following a style not too dissimilar to the MazdaSpeed Atenza concept revealed early last year (we’re still waiting for that 6MPS and 2MPS), the photos reveal the M’z Custom body kit, Recaro racing seats, large five-spoke alloy rims in front of a set of Endless brakes, aftermarket short-shift gear knob, and various aesthetic updates to the interior.


Even less information exists for the Circuit Trial RX-8 and Mazda2, though the same approach applied to the Mazda6 appears to be have been taken with both cars.mazda-RX8_circuit-trial_01

The Tokyo Auto Salon is Japan’s premier show for modified cars, with concepts displayed by manufacturers and aftermarket groups alike. The 2009 show will be held from January 9 to January 11. Keep your eyes on TMR for all the news from the show.

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Filed under: Concepts, Mazda, mazda6, rx-8, News, mazdaspeed, Tokyo Auto Salon, atenza, recaro, circuit trial, autosalon, m'z custom, espelir, yokohama, endless, 5zigen

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  • Reggie says,
    7 years ago
    I like the concept, it is like in the RadioControl world of Ready-to-Race kits. Mazda just needs to include option of Japanese brand Race helmet with Mazda decal, and Takata harness to complete.
  • Will says,
    7 years ago
    I really am liking the Mazda 6 Concept! I saw great potential for an MPS model!
  • Babalouie says,
    7 years ago
    If these are going to be anything like the M'z MX5 (which went on sale in Japan last yr) then the performance tuning would be quite light: ecu, flywheel, exhaust and shocks.
  • T-Man says,
    7 years ago
    Looks awesome! Love it. Especially the 6.
  • Nath says,
    7 years ago
    Wow. Really liking these, actually. Kind of a surprise really after the disappointment of the Mazdaspeed concepts. I think Mazda has finally realised that crappy chrome rims suck.

    I also have to say that the 6 is fast becoming my 'grown up and sensible' wheels of choice. Now how good would a circuit trial wagon look?

    Anyone with me???
  • Will says,
    7 years ago
    Im also up for funky odd cars and i can see where your going with the wagon Nath...hmmm Modified AWD turbo mazda 6 Wagon! I reckon that could work.
  • Nathan says,
    7 years ago
    Hmmm ... stickers and decals.

    Sure sign that the car is slow ... slow ... slow.

    Mazda lost my respect when they stopped making proper
    proper sportscars like the FD RX7.

    Lucky I still have one.
  • Bill says,
    6 years ago
    hey.. i own a mazda6 like that model in the picture... i wanna know how much it coast me if i want to fit my car with that side skirts and all of it outside accessories?