21 May 2020
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the release of its virtual racing car, “Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept.” Jointly developed with Polyphony Digital Inc., the vehicle will be available for download in Gran Turismo Sport from May 22, 20201.
The RX-Vision GT3 Concept is the newest virtual race car in Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation®4 driving simulation title, Gran Turismo Sport.
Mazda New Zealand Managing Director, David Hodge says the lock down under COVID-19 has resulted in several racing competitions developing a virtual online series featuring top names in motorsport and these have been very popular with race fans.
“It is fantastic that Gran Turismo enthusiasts now have the chance to select the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 to race. It is a great looking vehicle that I am sure will appeal to drivers.”
Digital Motor Sport,2 has been gaining popularity in recent years. Even under the influence of the recent coronavirus, car enthusiasts all over the world can connect online and enjoy the same conditions regardless of country, region, language or generation.
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.
Players can also use the RX-Vision GT3 Concept to participate in esports competition at Japan’s 2020 National Sports Festival cultural program in Kagoshima prefecture.3
In addition, to commemorate Mazda’s 100-year anniversary, Mazda have started to offer various online events, which people who enjoy Gran Turismo Sport can participate in.
1 This is a guideline only; download will be possible once all necessary preparations have been made in Gran Turismo Sport.
2 Mazda adopts the name “Digital Motor Sports” advocated by FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) and Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
3 Preliminary rounds for the esports competitions in Japan’s 2020 National Sports Festival cultural program, taking place in Kagoshima prefecture have already finished.
- Gran Turismo Sport website
- Mazda Digital Motor Sport website (including invitation to the online events)