Gran Turismo has lengthy been the house of many out-of-this-world, fictional race automobiles. One of the notable was the Purple Bull X2010, which might devour any monitor with mind-bending lap occasions. Fortunately, just like the X2010, a brand new idea racer is on its manner within the newest Gran Turismo Sport replace.
The brand new automobile is a GT3 spec model of the Mazda RX-Imaginative and prescient prototype beforehand seen on the 2015 Tokyo Motor Present. Whereas the automobile is a fully beautiful sight to behold, Mazda needed its velocity to match its appears. The automobile is powered by a next-generation racing variant of its famed rotary engine known as the SKYACTIV-R. To be aggressive at school, Mazda aimed toward utilizing a four-rotor configuration which can be complemented by SKYACTIV expertise.
The rotary coronary heart of the RX-Imaginative and prescient is an integral a part of Mazda and its motorsport division. After efficiently producing the rotary engine with the Mazda Cosmo in a business software, the automaker labored tirelessly to enhance it for motorsport use. To Mazda’s credit score, they took total victory within the 1991 installment of the 24 Hours of LeMans with the famed 787B.
The RX-Imaginative and prescient can be obtainable on Gran Turismo Sport starting Might 22 at 2:00 AM zero EDT. After permitting players to acclimate to the brand new automobile, GT Sport is internet hosting two occasions on Might 22 to commemorate Mazda’s centennial anniversary and the discharge of the RX-Imaginative and prescient GT3 idea.
Together with a time-trial at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps there can be a livery design contest. We’d wish to suppose a fair proportion of the customized designs will harken again to the long-lasting orange and inexperienced scheme seen on the LeMans profitable 787B. That stated, the winners from each occasions will obtain a limited-edition sketch and miniature RX-Imaginative and prescient GT3 of their very own.