The Mazda 787B was Mazda’s final vehicle in the Group C Prototype class, and featured a daunting quad-rotor engine, capable of producing over 900 horsepower (but was limited to around 700, for reliability purposes). The car is most notable for its win in the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans, driven by Johnny Herbert, Volker Weidler, and Bertrand Gachot.
This car looks and sounds amazing, and judging from the community’s reaction, it drives as well as it looks. Although, it appears that there may be a glitch with the rear tires, which will keep heating up over time and not cool down. Hopefully that will be updated quickly, but we can enjoy hooning this Group C monster in the meantime!
The Mazda 787B for Assetto Corsa was a collaborative effort by:
3D Model: Patrik Sander
Physics: David Dominguez
It’s amazing, seeing how these members of the community are able to work together to produce cars of staggering quality. The future of modding definitely looks bright, with quality content being produced, not only for Assetto Corsa but for rFactor 2 as well.
The sound is definitely one of the highlights of the Mazda 787B, and it looks effectively recreated in the mod. I still have to say the car still sounds a little “digitized”, but I believe it could be an engine limitation. Comparing it to the final preview from a couple days ago (that utilized Assetto Corsa’s Release Candidate), I feel it sounds a lot richer and authentic. I feel that this is the best sounding digital representation of the Mazda 787B in any sim to date, which you don’t want to miss out on.
I will leave you with this video with Team Redline’s Greger Huttu taking the Mazda 787B for a spin around Mugello. Have you given this car a go? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!