Its been a century since the foundations of what we now know as Mazda was laid back in 1920. Unarguably one of the most innovative and striding Japanese manufacturers, Mazda’s input in the motorsport world has been immense and what better way to pay tribute than introduce two special events.
Gran Turismo Sport’s newest update that goes live features the brand new RX-Vision GT3 Concept that was introduced by Mazda way back in 2015 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The significance of this concept is the history behind it and the rotary engine which has been Mazda’s symbol for the RX series. The first iteration introduced way back in the 60s being inefficient, problematic and having major design flaws, Mazda kept at it improving their design slowly but surely.
Finally to reap the victory at the 1991 Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race in their 787B. Taking inspiration from its ancestors the design is an updated 4-rotor engine brought back to life using SKYACTIV technology. Pair that with our modern technology and we’ve got ourselves a beast. Immensely lightweight body paired with something like is sure to post results on the table.
Starting from tonight the newest update brings in two brand new events focussed solely on Mazda. The “RX-Vision GT3 Concept Time Trial Challenge,” and the “RX-Vision GT3 Concept Livery Design Contest.” bring in a competition for enthusiasts to hit the asphalt with their performance GT3 unparalleled to any other out there and feel the speed.
As a cherry on top, the winners of both the competitions would receive special prizes from Mazda including a miniature car and a limited edition sketch. So what are you waiting for? grab your controllers and get on with the celebration of Mazda’s centennial anniversary.