My oh my, this is beautiful

Although Mazda and motorsports is an affair that burned the brightest in the early ’90s (1991, to be more precise), the digital world of gaming tends to disapprove. In case you need some further convincing, check out the RX-Vision GT3 ready to scorch the tracks in PS4’s Gran Turismo Sport.

Hot on the outside, hot on the inside

The RX-Vision GT3 has been developed by Mazda designers who worked together with the fine folks at Polyphony Digital Inc.

Players can download it and take it for a spin as of this writing, although we’d download it just to fill a full hefty hour by simply moving the camera around to explore its jaw-dropping styling cues and the race-gear-heavy cabin.

We don’t know about you, but every time we see a race-ready Mazda, be it a prototype or a full-metal car, our minds fly to 1991, when the Japanese carmaker won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race with a stellar performance in front of rough competition from the likes of Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz.

We Demand That This Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept Comes To Life
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Mazda’s Michael Jordan at Le Mans in 1991 was eardrum-smashing 787B. Powered by the now-famous R26B rotary engine, the 787B screamed all its 700+ horsepower out at 9,000 rpm and pulled off a flawless race, averaging 127.6 mph (205.3 kph) over 326 laps.

Coming back to the mouth-watering RX-Vision GT3, know that racing it in Gran Turismo Sport comes with some benefits too.

Mazda says that "players who use Mazda vehicles, such as RX-Vision GT3 Concept, in GT Sport will automatically be granted seed rights to participate in the FIA certified GT Championship (world tours)."

With that said, only one question’s left: do you know anyone willing to trade their PS4 for a mint-condition Xbox One?

Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept exterior dimensions
Length 4,590 mm (180.7 inches)
Width 2,075 mm (81.7 inches)
Height 1,120 mm (44 inches)
Wheelbase 2,700 mm (106.3 inches)
Front track 1,720 mm (67.71 inches)
Rear track 1,760 mm (69.29 inches)
Weight 1,250 kg (2,755 lbs)
Front-to-rear weight distribution 48:52
Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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