Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Concept Cars 29 Dec 2014
Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Mazda’s take on the Gran TUrismo VIsion Concept project is a futuristic Le Mans racing car that blends inspiration from the 1991 787 B with the brand’s Kodo design philosophy.


The design of the Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo takes inspiration from the 787 B that took overall victory at the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans – it was first victory ever for a rotary engine as well as for a Japanese car in this prestigious race.

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Concept

The distinctive proportions maintain the minimal rear overhangs contrasted by the longer front overhangs, while the front end features an interpretation of the typical Mazda grille and headlights.

The overall surface treatment is characterized by sensual, smooth shapes tightly wrapped around the car’s mechanics.

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Concept - Design Sketches

The concept also features a distinctive graphic treatment characterized in side view by descending lines that visually sculpt and “cut” the main body volume.

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Concept

The Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo is available as a download for the GT6 PS3 game with a Holiday Season Update.

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Concept

Technical highlights include extensive use of carbon fiber for many components, as well as for the monocoque chassis.

(Source: Gran Turismo)

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