2015 Mazda LM55 Vision GT Tops Goodwood With 787B LeMans Legend + GT6 Updates



 

Twin glory spires at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this year are capped by the LeMans-winning Mazda 787B and the 2015 Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo — two kindred spirits together in the metal publicly for the first time.

This is a huge year for Mazda. The lineup is stronger than ever, while the new MX-5 and all-new CX-3 compact SUV are creating more buzz than ever for the Japanese sportscar brand.

The Central Sculpture and OEM title sponsorship for Mazda at Goodwood is a big vote of confidence in their growth strategy. Typically this high-dollar placement has gone to the German giants or a homegrown English make.

But who could question the beauty and significance of the 787B and LM55 shooting skyward. With a near vertical trajectory above the Earth, these stunning machines are also visible for virtual racers via Gran Turismo 6.

To sync with the real festival the other week, PlayStation racers can update their Goodwood track for even more authentic time trials. Even driving the LM55 is a possibility — if brief with a hillclimb time of well under one minute in total. 2015 Mazda LM55 Vision GT Tops Goodwood With 787B LeMans Legend 56 2015 Mazda LM55 Vision GT Tops Goodwood With 787B LeMans Legend 64 2015 Mazda LM55 Vision GT Tops Goodwood With 787B LeMans Legend 70 2015 Mazda LM55 Vision GT Tops Goodwood With 787B LeMans Legend 71 2015 Mazda LM55 Vision GT Tops Goodwood With 787B LeMans Legend 68 2015 Mazda LM55 Vision GT Tops Goodwood With 787B LeMans Legend 67 2015 Mazda LM55 Vision GT Tops Goodwood With 787B LeMans Legend 25 2015 Mazda LM55 Vision GT Tops Goodwood With 787B LeMans Legend 29

Goodwood Festival Of Speed.  FoS 2015. Goodwood, England. 25th - 28th June 2015.  Photo: Drew Gibson

Goodwood Festival Of Speed.
FoS 2015.
Goodwood, England.
25th – 28th June 2015.
Photo: Drew Gibson

Racers can run the Goodwood course and receive an LM55 car for their race garage if they receive a bronze or better finish.

The only downside of all these glorious Mazda’s meeting the LM55 in the flesh is that the VGT concept was difficult to dissect up close — what being high in the sky on a sculpture.

But seeing a VGT concept made into real-life design studies is fantastic to see. We love the evolution of the Mazda hypercar and racecar ethos since the ill-fated Furai concept of a few years ago.

The new confidence by Mazda is well-grounded in reality. We’re thrilled to share the excitement of introducing this passion-filled brand to a larger audience of potential owner/drivers.

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