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Meet Mazda’s lovely LM55 Vision concept

Published: 05 Jan 2015

It's been a rich vein, Gran Turismo's Vision concept series.

And while we thought Infiniti's Vision GT and the plain bonkers Chevy Chaparral might be computer game concept cars at their zenith, Mazda used the Christmas period to unleash its own jaw-dropping Vision concept. Meet the LM55.

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The name honours Mazda's unlikely Le Mans victor from 1991, the stupendous, screaming 787B which wore - you guessed it - number 55. That's the key influence to the LM55's styling, which also blends in the ‘Kodo' design language Mazda shouts so keenly about.

Beyond that, information is scant, with no mention of any rotary power to enable a true homage to the 787B.

Over to Mazda: "The Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo barely tips the scales with lightweight, carbon fibre components, including a monocoque chassis clad in striking atmospheric white paint.

"Pair this with advanced drivetrain technology that offers the epitome of power, efficiency and durability and the result is an exceptional power to weight ratio exceeding that of most cars in its class."

Given that it's only made of, you know, Playstation pixels, we'd hope it doesn't tip the scales at all. Facetiousness aside, though, it's stunning, eh? It might even outdo the ill-fated Furai for presence.

Over to you: which of Mazda's wonderfully loopy concepts is best?

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