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The Mazda3 TCR race car is too good looking for its own good

The production-based Mazda3 TCR racer will get its on-track debut in January at Daytona.

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Kyle Hyatt

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Mazda's new TCR race car is based on the production Mazda3 hatchback.

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The main changes on the car to go from road car to race car are on the outside.

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The race car gets big, wide and lightweight Volk Racing wheels.

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The front fascia and fenders are wider and subtly shaped to lower drag.

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The front fenders are significantly wider to help cover the wheels, but also to help evacuate air from the wheel wells.

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The gigantic goose-neck wing is a spec part for the TCR series.

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The wing is arguably the least "this could be a road car" part of the car.

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The TCR is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes around 350 horsepower.

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The single center-exit exhaust is unique to the race car.

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Click or scroll through for lots more pics of the Mazda3 TCR race car.

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