Mazda is not the first car maker to offer a virtual tour of its museum on the internet, but it is probably the first to utilize Google Maps Street View service for this purpose. This system enables to have a 360 degree view of the museum’s main areas with the possibility to turn in any direction.
Street View tour even enables you to approach the multi-lingual text-displays close enough to read them. You can tour five areas of the museum – the Entrance Hall, the History and Future areas as well as the Technology and Rotary Engine exhibits – by simply clicking on a few links. Before this if you wanted to explore Mazda’s 93-year history, you had to go to Hiroshima in Japan.
On Mazda Museum tour you will get to see some of the most legendary cars the Japanese car maker has made, including Mazda Cosmo Sport (110S) from the 1960s, RX-7s from the 1970s and 80s, and the original Mazda MX-5 roadster, and also learn about their new technologies in the dedicated SKYACTIV section.
We gave this system a go, and we have to say it is pretty cool. Check it out for yourself: http://goo.gl/maps/JtEC3