The Mazda RX-Vision Concept has been transformed into a hardcore racer.
During the 2019 World finals of the FIA-Certified Gran Turismo Championship in Monte Carlo hosted in Monte Carlo, Lamborghini lifted the wraps off the striking Lambo V12 Vision Gran Turismo concept. Blending the Lamborghini Sian's naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 and 48-volt mild-hybrid producing a combined 819 horsepower with extreme aerodynamically optimized styling, the wild concept car will make its digital debut in the Gran Turismo Sport PlayStation 4 racing game.
This isn't the only new Vision GT car coming to Gran Turismo Sport, however, as Mazda also announced the new RX-Vision GT3 at the event. Unlike Lamborghini, Mazda didn't present a full-size model at the event, sadly, but a teaser sketch shows us what the RX-Vision GT3 will look like.
As the name suggests, the RX-Vision GT3 is based on the stunning RX-Vision concept that debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. While it shares the same styling cues as the original concept, the RX-Vision GT3 looks significantly more aggressive thanks to the addition of a front splitter, side skirts, rear wing, huge wheels, and a large diffuser that make it more track-focused. Unfortunately, no technical details have been released, so powertrain details remain a mystery.
Mazda did confirm the RX-Vision GT3 will have a 48:52 weight distribution and the engine will be front-mounted. The Mazda RX-Vision concept packed a new SkyActiv-R rotary engine, but technical details were kept under wraps.
The RX-Vision GT3 is being created as part of a new partnership Mazda has signed with Gran Turismo, which will result in more Mazda models being added to the game in the future. It's been four years since the Mazda RX-Vision was unveiled, and yet Mazda still hasn't made a new rotary sports car since the RX-8. However, recent patent filings suggest a new Mazda RX-9 sports car is in the works, so we're not giving up hope.