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Mazda 787B Stealth Model
Mazda 787B Stealth Model
Appears in Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 Premium
Interior in GT6 Detailed
Manufacturer Mazda
Displacement 2616 cc
Drivetrain MR
Engine R26B
Max Power 739 HP / 9000 rpm
Performance Points 684 PP
Max Torque 448.43 ft-lb / 6500 rpm
Top Speed 218 miles per hour (351 km/h)
Length 4782 mm
Width 1394 mm
Height 1003 mm
Weight 830 kilograms (1,800 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 1.12 kg (2.5 lb) per horsepower

The Mazda 787B Stealth Model is a race car produced by Mazda. It is a limited edition variant of the Mazda 787B Race Car '91. It appears in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.

DescriptionEdit

Mazda was a familiar name at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 1974, where the company experienced moderate success with its rotary-engine race cars. But the regulations were being changed to disallow rotary-engine race cars from participating the historic endurance race, and Mazda, sensing that it was running out of time, developed the 787 for a last-ditch effort.

The 787 was powered by the R26B, a new 4-rotor Wankel that boasted a maximum output of 690 HP. In order to handle this power, the car's frame was changed from a conventional aluminum honeycomb composite to a carbon composite, lowering the vehicle's overall weight and increasing structural rigidity. The car sported a large radiator in the nose and didn't sit as wide as the previous Mazda race cars, which resulted in lower air resistance. The car made its debut in the 1990 24 Hours of Le Mans, where mechanical troubles led to an early exit from the race. The following year, Mazda entered the 787B, a new updated version of the 787.

The 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans fielded one of the most competitive grids in the history of an event with an all-out effort by Peugeot, not to mention strong entries from Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Porsche. Two Mazda 787Bs were entered with the No. 55 car, driven by Bertrad Gachot, Johnny Herbert and Volker Weidler, starting the race in 19th position. As the hours passed, the No. 55 car gradually worked its way up the leader board, taking the overall lead just three hours before the end of the race.

The 787B raced to the checker without incident, completing 362 laps, beating the previous year's record. The win marked the first and still the only Le Mans championship for a Japanese manufacturer, which ultimately came in Mazda's 18th year of participating in the 24-hour contest.

AcquisitionEdit

GT5Edit

Despite being a Premium Car, this car cannot be purchased or received as a prize car. The only method to acquire this car is through a special code upon purchasing the Signature Edition of Gran Turismo 5.

GT6Edit

In this game, the Mazda 787B Stealth Model can be purchased normally from the Dealerships for 2,650,000 Credits. It has a detailed interior.

NotesEdit

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