Published on May 22nd, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
Mazda’s RX Vision GT3 Comes to Gran Turismo Sport on PS4
Ever since the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda fans all around the world have been waiting to see the RX Vision concept come to life. Well, now it’s coming to the Playstation 4’s Gran Turismo Sport in the form of the RX Vision GT3 Concept.
Starting 3pm Japan time today, owners of the GT Sport driving simulation will be able to download and drive it! According to the specifications below, the car will be powered by a naturally-aspirated 4-rotor wankel engine producing 570hp and 540Nm of torque.
Mazda haven’t completed development of this new SKYACTIV-R engine, so don’t expect to see the RX Vision on roads anytime soon. Here’s the press release for more information.
We are pleased to announce that Mazda has just unveiled the “MAZDA RX- VISION GT3 CONCEPT” virtual race car, jointly developed with Polyphony Digital Inc. The RX- Vision GT3 Concept is Mazda’s newest virtual race car in Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation®4 driving simulation title, Gran Turismo Sport. Players from around the world will be able to drive the car to their heart’s content on all of the game’s set courses from 3.00pm (JST) on May 22 onwards.
The “Gran Turismo SPORT” Playstation®4 title is certified and promoted by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) as an official platform of digital motor sport1. Players who use Mazda vehicles, such as the RX-Vision GT3 Concept, in Gran Turismo Sport will automatically be granted seed rights to participate in the FIA certified Gran Turismo Championship (World Tour) that will be held in various locations around the world in the 2020 season.
The “RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT” is a virtual race car that appears in “Gran Turismo SPORT.” Based on the “MAZDA RX-VISION,” the car is modified in accordance with FIA GT3 race car vehicle regulations. The base vehicle “MAZDA RX-VISION” is a concept car that was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2015. This vehicle took on the challenge of achieving the most beautiful front engine rear wheel drive (FR) sports car that Mazda could conceive of based on the “KODO -Soul of Motion” design theme, and is equipped with a next-generation “SKYACTIV-R” rotary engine (RE). The model represents the vision of a sports car that Mazda hopes to make a reality in the future.
Main features of the RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT
・ Takingadvantageoftheoriginalvehicle’sbeautifullongnosed/shortdeckform,itgoesfurther by employing a wider tread.
・ The front midship and transaxle rear wheel drive configuration achieves an ideal 48:52 front / rear weight distribution.
・ Its excellent aerodynamic characteristics are optimized for handling performance and tire management.
・ Within Gran Turismo Sport, it is a certified FIA GT3 vehicle, or category Gr.3, which is for conceptual models with similar specifications and performance.