Using digital motorsports as a platform for interactive participation
MAZDA Motor Corporation announces the availability of the MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT in the highly popular Gran Turismo Sport driving simulation gaming title on the Sony Interactive Entertainment PlayStation console starting May 22nd, 2020. Penned by Mazda designers who based the virtual race car on the award-winning 2015 RX-Vision Concept Car, and jointly developed with Polyphony Digital, the RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT is the eighth Mazda car that may be raced in the online game’s various events and competitions. “Mazda has a long heritage of success in motorsports,” says Steven Tan, president, and CEO of Mazda Philippines. “With the MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT, we pay homage to our triumph with the rotary engine, the symbol of Mazda’s never stop challenging spirit. We believe that Digital Motor Sport is the most accessible way to attract the younger generation of Filipinos into the global racing arena. That is why we hope that Filipino online racers will compete using this new race car so that they will experience for themselves the passion for driving which our brand champions.”
With the recent adverse impact of the coronavirus on our everyday lives, driving has become a limited activity. However, Filipino car and gaming enthusiasts can now connect online to enjoy the thrill and entertainment the virtual racing world allows. “As we miss the feel and excitement of actual local motorsports events such as the Miata Cup, and even the learnings from our highly successful Motorsport Development Program with the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), we believe that we can still recreate the thrill of driving and further appreciate the virtues of competition through Mazda’s efforts in Digital Motor Sport.”
The newly released MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT allows PlayStation Plus-registered Gran Turismo Sport players to virtually compete in the game’s various racing events. It also allows online players to take part in two Mazda special events commemorating the brand’s 100th Year Anniversary. First is the Time Trail Challenge which lets racers from around the world to vie for the fastest time at the famed Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps using the MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT.
This will be hosted by Mazda from May 22nd until June 5th, 2020. The second is the Livery Design Contest which also started on May 22nd and will run for four weeks until June 19th. Using the livery editor feature of Gran Turismo Sport, players can create and submit their interpretation of Mazda’s 100-year Anniversary on their MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT. The winning entries will be picked by the same Mazda design team that created the virtual racecar. For more details on both events, visit the Digital Motor Sport section of mazda.com.
Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the Philippines. Its current product line-up now includes the Mazda2 subcompact sedan and hatchback, the all-new Mazda3 compact sedan and hatchback, the Mazda6 full-size executive sedan and sports wagon, the CX-3 freestyle crossover, the all-new CX-30 premium compact crossover, the CX-5 premium five-seater crossover, the all-new CX-8 premium three-row crossover, the CX-9 seven-seater premium executive crossover, the MX-5 2-seater sports roadster and the BT-50 pickup truck. There are 20 Mazda 3S dealerships located across the Philippines and Metro Manila – Mazda Greenhills, Mazda Pasig, Mazda Quezon Avenue, Mazda North EDSA, Mazda Makati, Mazda Alabang, Mazda Cavite, Mazda Sta. Rosa, Mazda Pulilan, Mazda Pampanga, Mazda Dagupan, Mazda Cabanatuan, Mazda Tarlac, Mazda Negros, Mazda Cebu, Mazda Iloilo, Mazda Cagayan De Oro, Mazda Davao, Mazda Butuan and now Mazda General Santos.