If there is one thing that the guys at Turn 10 Studios strived for when making Forza Motorsport4 was authenticity. The team flew all over the world to visit race tracks and scan real live versions of all the cars you can play in the game. They also do extensive sound recording for each car to make sure that the exhaust note is just right. Generally speaking getting a car for sound recording is not very hard for them. They can rent or borrow just about any street car they need for recording. However they ran into a bit of a problem when they decided they wanted to put the legendary Mazda 787B 4-rotor LeMans winner in the game. It’s engine is so rare that the only way to get a recording was to go through Mazda and get one of the original race cars.
Getting Mazda to bring out one of the original cars is a feat in and of itself. However, that turned out to be only half the battle. Once the team got a 787B in their possession they realized that the 4-rotor’s wail was so powerful that it exceeded the limits of what their highly specialized audio equipment could capture! How did they manage? Check out the video below to find out.
Check out this video of the BMI Racing Mazda RX-8 4 Rotor’s first qualifying run in Formula Drift. This is in-car footage of Drift Alliance Ace Brian Wilkerson piloting the rotary beast to a 30th spot in the top 32 at Formula Drift round 3 in New Jersey.
This is 5 glorious minutes of a naturally apserated (individual throttle bodies) 4 Rotor RX-8 time attack car revving its god-like engine for a massive crowd at the 2009 Seven Stock event in Irvine California. Turn up your speakers!
The 12th annual SevenStock was just one of the corners in a huge Mazda fan trifecta this weekend and the only Mazda event I can actually go to! Sorry man I’m not a big enough baller to go to Road America and Road Atlanta in the same weekend! SevenStock was pretty awesome though. There were tons of Rotary’s all over the place and I’m not just talking about the cars that were meant to have them. Anything you could shove a Rotary in was on display. There was also the flip side with a few LS1 powered RX-7s, those engine bays got a lot of attention. There was also another treat at the event but I’m saving that for its own post. In the meantime check out some pictures here and the rest on our Facebook page.