One of my favorite things about Gran Turismo (GT) is their “Vision Gran Turismo” project. If you’re unfamiliar, Gran Turismo godfather Kazunori Yamauchi went to all of the major OEMs and told them to design their ultimate “vision” of a sports and/or race car.
Those designs are then put into Gran Turismo games as playable vehicles. The project has been the result of some incredible creations coming from manufacturers. It’s especially fun because they tend to make a real-world model in addition to the virtual one.
The project has continued for a while now with some OEM’s making more than one “GT Vision” car. Mazda is the latest manufacturer to do more than one Vision GT car. Their first was the LM55 Vision Gran Turismo race car released for GT 6.
Mazda revealed their new RX-Vision GT3 Concept race car as the latest addition to the Vision Gran Turismo program.
If this car looks familiar to you, that’s probably because it’s basically a race car version of the RX-VISION Concept car Mazda first revealed in back in 2015.
The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept will be downloadable in Gran Turismo Sport (GT Sport) on PlayStation 4 (PS4) starting today.
Everyone who downloads the car in-game will be automatically granted “seed rights” to participate in the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championship with several events scheduled this year.
Personally, I just want to look at it…
If you want to do the same, just click on any of the photos above or any of the thumbnails below for larger images. You can watch the official reveal video below as well.
Finally, for more info, check out the official press release which is also below. For a really deep dive you can read the 12-page design document.
Mazda RX-Vision GT3 reveal video:
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May 21, 2020
HIROSHIMA, Japan (May 21, 2020) – Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the release of its virtual race car, “Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept.” Jointly developed with Polyphony Digital Inc., the vehicle will be available for download in Gran Turismo Sport on May 22, 2020 . The RX-Vision GT3 Concept is our newest virtual race car in Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation® 4 driving simulation title, Gran Turismo Sport, and we hope that all players will enjoy taking it for a spin.
Mazda is aiming to gain more Mazda fans by conveying the joy of driving a car to the wide range of people who love Digital Motorsport, which has been gaining popularity in recent years.
Moreover, due to current coronavirus circumstances, car enthusiasts all over the world can connect online and enjoy the same virtual experience regardless of country, region, language or generation. Through our support of Digital Motorsports, we hope to contribute to the expansion of car culture and complement new lifestyles.
Players who use Mazda vehicles, such as RX-Vision GT3 Concept, in Gran Turismo Sport will automatically be granted seed rights to participate in the FIA certified Gran Turismo Championship (world tours) to be held in various locations around the world in the 2020 season.
In the United States, the Ricmotech iRacing Global Mazda MX-5 Cup began on May 5 with race staged each Tuesday evening through June 2. The virtual races includes MX-5 Cup drivers from recent seasons as well guest drivers from Mazda’s IMSA WeatherTech DPi program. More about this online series can be found at http://www.mx-5cup.com.
More information about Mazda’s Digital Motorsports can be found at: https://www.mazda.com/en/innovation/digital-motor-sport.
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 This is a guideline only; download will be possible once all necessary preparations have been made in Gran Turismo Sport.
 Mazda adopts the name “Digital Motorsports” advocated by FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) and Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.