Mazda Gt3 Concept Based On Rx-vision Show Car Has Gran Turismo Debut

Mazda GT3 concept based on RX-Vision show car has Gran Turismo debut

During last year's World Final of the FIA World Tour in Gran Turismo Sport in Monaco, Mazda announced it would become an official video game partner this year, the automaker's centenary. The Japanese automaker then teased a sketch of its RX-Vision GT3 Concept, a GT3-class racer based on RX-Vision Concept shown at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, penned by global design boss Ikuo Maeda and headed for Gran Turismo Sport this year. Polyphony Digital has finished modeling the car and just debuted it on the game's official site. Now dubbed the Gr.3 Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept, the slinky crimson contender will soon become the second GT3-class Mazda in the game alongside the Atenza Gr.3. Polyphony says the race car will arrive on May 25 as part of an online update.  

Usurprisingly, the final product is toned down from last year's teaser sketch, yet the teaser was so wild that the in-game version retains plenty of extravagance. Drivers can see over the hood now, but the front splitter is even more extreme, the nose more chiseled and angry, fenders and hood drawn with new lines and more character, and a front-exit exhaust pokes out of an aero duct behind the front wheel. Revised struts hold the giant rear wing aloft, and a less outlandish diffuser sheds its tall endplates but still makes a menacing sight from the back.

New Program For 'list-based Attack' Found In Japan

New program for 'list-based attack' found in Japan

Japanese police have discovered a new computer program that helps hackers get unauthorized access to online services more efficiently.

The discovery comes after police arrested last May a Chinese national on suspicion of operating an unregistered server to make illicit money transfers overseas.

Restaurants Adopt Plant-based Cutlery, Containers

Restaurants adopt plant-based cutlery, containers

Japanese restaurant operators are switching from plastic knives, forks and spoons to cutlery and containers made from plant-based materials as they try to cut down on plastic waste.

Skylark Holdings, Japan's biggest family-restaurant operator, is adopting such a policy at about 2,800 outlets.