Gran Turismo Sport’s May 2020 Update Adds The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept Car
Another small update for Gran Turismo Sport is coming, but it’s a big update in the automotive world. Mazda is now a partner of the FIA-Certified GT Championships, and as part of that commitment they are making a new GT3 concept car avaialble for players.
The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept is based on the 2015 Mazda RX-Vision, the Japanese marque’s attempt at designing the most beautiful front-engined, rear-wheel-drive sports car using Mazda’s “Kodo – Soul of Motion” design language. The car in Gran Turismo Sport is of GT3 spec, meaning it’s usable in Gr.3 races.
This will be the first time the RX-Vision car is properly drivable, and that comes with one other confirmation- it is powered next-gen Skyactiv-R rotary engine. That’s right, the passion of Dr. Wankel still flows in Mazda, one of the only manufacturers that are still using that engine type.
You can see (and hear that rotary engine wail) in this reveal trailer here:
The update also marks as the 100-year anniversary of Mazda, which is being commemorated in GT Sport. There will be a new time trial event as well as a livery creation competition. Details of the two can be found here.
The update itself is rather light in content, as expected. Other additions are more races in the GT League mode. It really looks like Polyphony Digital is already cooking up a possible new entry to Gran Turismo. There has been no official announcements yet, but it’s pretty much a given that we should expect another game for the upcoming PS5.
For now, enjoy the new Mazda. The free Update 1.59 will arrive later today.