|Mazda RX-8 Concept LM Race Car|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo Concept|
Gran Turismo 4 Prologue
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Standard|
|Interior in GT6||Simple|
|Displacement||654 cc x 3 (1962 cc)|
|Engine||2.0-liter triple-rotor Wankel, 20B built by Gran Turismo|
|Max Power||500 BHP|
|Performance Points||571 PP|
|Weight||1,100 kilograms (2,400 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.2 kg (4.9 lb) per horsepower|
This race car, built by the Gran Turismo team, is based on Mazda's RX-8 Concept. It was equipped with the 2.0-litre Triple-rotor Wankel and produced up to somewhat 500 BHP. Given a stylish body-kit and chosen spoiler to personalise the car, the racing livery is modified from a successful 1991 Le-Mans Prototype Group C car, the Mazda 787B.
"A Le Mans spec RX-8 tuned by Gran Turismo."
Continuing in the footsteps of the RX-7 was another rotary-powered sports car, the RX-8. In addition to its more contemporary-looking shape, one of the most interesting design elements on the new RX-8 was its ground breaking 4-door design that allowed access for two to the rear seats. But despite being a 4-door sports car, the RX-8 has the making of a race car made for the track.
Besides the new seating for four, the most significant new feature can be found under the hood with an all new rotary engine developed specifically for the RX-8. Called the Renesis, this 1.3-liter Wankel gains a turbo on the Concept LM version that boosts power to around 493 HP at 7000 rpm. This modified engine has been tuned to have a very high power output at the upper end of the rev range for running at high speed down the long straightaway at the Circuit de la Sarthe, home to the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
While the paint scheme may mimic Le Mans Mazda cars of a past era, there's nothing old school about the RX-8's efficient new aerodynamic package. The rear of the car is furnished with a giant, highly efficient spoiler, while an underskirt attached at the front end creates a great deal of downforce.
The player can unlock this car by getting the gold medal in the eighth Course License test, held at Swiss Alps in reverse.
This car can only be acquired by winning the NR-A RX-8 Cup.
This car can be purchased for 1,000,000 Credits.
As a Standard car, the Mazda RX-8 Concept LM Race Car can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 976,183 Credits. It is a Level 19 car.
This car can be purchased for 1,000,000 Credits. It is a simplified car.
- The RX-8 Concept LM Race Car's paint scheme (including its livery) is modeled after Mazda's successful Mazda 787B Group C racer, which won the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans, and its number (55) is another nod to the same car.
- This car is also featured in Gran Turismo 4 Prologue, but it can only be accessible via cheat devices. Also, the car had a yellow and blue color on that game and it has the Mazda DEMIO SPORT '03's nameplate.
- ↑ As a hidden car, inaccessible through normal means