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Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept

Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept

We don’t usually cover fantasy cars here at Car Nation Canada as you are very unlikely to be able to buy one. I am making an exception today though. Partly because this one is a Mazda and partly because it looks simply stunning.

As you can imagine, there isn’t a great deal of automotive news around right now. The auto show season has come to a crashing halt, reveals are being made on Facebook and development has slowed to a crawl. That makes something like the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept a welcome relief.

The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept is a game car being prepared for the PlayStation game Gran Turismo. It’s timing couldn’t be better. With millions of people across the world turning to games for entertainment and professional racing drivers doing the same, the appearance of an amazing Mazda in such a game is timely to say the least.

RX-Vision

Mazda is the official partner of the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Championships. This is a game championship that takes virtual racers on a similar journey real life racers experience. To celebrate that partnership, Mazda is releasing the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept for use in the game in May.

The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept game vehicle is a copy of the real life concept. The game car will be attributed with a 562 hp rotary engine. This would be the latest rotary from Mazda and a glimpse of a potential future car. We have all speculated whether Mazda is making a new rotary engine and this is the ultimate in speculation.

A vision in red

The game car looks amazing. It is long, low and has flowing lines. It looks fast even when sitting still and is the perfect GT car for a game like Gran Turismo. It sits incredibly low with a front splitter to help downforce, a low grille, a shielded hood with vents and a flared fender arrangement that flows separately from the hood round into flared wheel arches.

The windshield is very laid back with a short roofline that flows down into a rounded and unassuming rear end. Topped with a huge trunk spoiler to help rear downforce.

While this is a game car, it is based on the real life Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept. Both concepts were designed by Ikuo Maeda, Mazda's head of global design who also designed the RX-8.

While it is unlikely we would ever be able to buy a Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept, we can at least enjoy our social isolation with one, a virtual one anyway. The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept will be released for Gran Turismo in May this year. More Mazda vehicles are expected to follow over the coming months.

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