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Monster on the track; fun, safe on the road

Mazda's 2007 Mazdaspeed3 is built for the highway, but it performs at high speed

By Royal Ford
September 24, 2006

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There I was on a racetrack, barreling blindly into a 45-mile-per-hour, 90-degree corner that called for second gear. But I was still in fourth gear and going much faster than 45. This was my first time behind the wheel into Turn 11 at Laguna Seca raceway in Monterey, Calif., and I was caught by surprise. A wide gravel pit spread before the outside bend of the corner. (Full article: 758 words)

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