Mazda has awarded not one, but two new 2016 Mazda MX-5 roadsters to a pair of elite Forza Horizon 2 players at the recent Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. The prizes were given out as part of the Mazda MX-5 Challenge originally issued back in March.
The competition was first announced to coincide with the release of the FH2 MX-5 car pack, which included playable versions of the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Super20 SEMA concept car, the old-school 1990 MX-5, and the 2005 MAZDASPEED MX-5, not to mention the new 2016 model.
After downloading the car pack, players were challenged to produce a fastest lap time using the 2016 MX-5 on the Sisteron Perimeter Sprint Track. Rising to the top was Missouri’s David Goss and Indiana’s Colton Miller, both of whom were flown to LA to go head-to-head in a final video game showdown for the chance at winning a real life 2016 MX-5.
In the end, Goss managed to defeat Miller, but Mazda was feeling generous, so both competitors wound up receiving a car.
“They both spent so much time preparing for this event that we didn’t want one of them going home empty handed,” said Eric Watson, director of marketing at Mazda North American Operations.
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